Synovial Sarcoma Arising in the Chest Wall Following Ten Years Unexplained Chest Pain


Synovial sarcomas are the fourth most common malignant soft-tissue tumors, and typically develop in para-articular locations of the extremities. Other less common sites include the head and neck, abdominal wall, intra-abdominal cavity, and mediastinum. However, the occurrence of these tumors in the chest wall is rare. In this article, we report the interesting case of a 31-year-old male with monophasic synovial sarcoma arising in the left anterior chest wall, who had sustained an unexplained, intermittent sharp pain in the area over a period of ten years before the development of the tumor. We discuss his clinical and radiological findings and include a brief review of the literature.

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H. Kudo, T. Inaoka, W. Tokuyama, N. Hiruta, A. Hayashi and H. Terada, "Synovial Sarcoma Arising in the Chest Wall Following Ten Years Unexplained Chest Pain," Open Journal of Radiology, Vol. 2 No. 3, 2012, pp. 92-95. doi: 10.4236/ojrad.2012.23016.

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