Monophasic spindle cell myxoid synovial sarcoma of the hand: promising results with marginal resection

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Abstract

Synovial sarcomas are deep-seated, genetically distinct, malignant neoplasms seen in young adults, with a male preponderance. They have unusual clinical and pathological presentation and mimic many other sarcomas and carcinomas, making the diagnosis quite challenging. Although four variants are identified, occurrence in the hand is extremely rare and leads to significant morbidity. There is a high incidence of local recurrence and distant metastasis within the first 2 years. We report the case of an elderly woman with monophasic spindle cell synovial sarcoma who presented with painless swelling in her palm and underwent local excision of the neoplasm. At 2-year follow-up, she remains totally asymptomatic with normal function of the hand. We also attempt to give an overview about monophasic spindle cell synovial sarcoma with the differentials, which would help surgeons in prompt diagnosis and appropriate management.

Original languageEnglish
Article number238366
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28-01-2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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