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Intra-articular synovial sarcoma treated with a transfemoral amputation: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  23929063     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A case of monophasic intra-articular synovial sarcoma in the right knee of a 39-year-old active duty serviceman treated with a transfemoral amputation is presented. The patient was evaluated for right knee pain and fullness. After further workup, the patient underwent computed tomographyguided biopsy, with the tissue specimen consistent with intra-articular synovial sarcoma. The patient elected for a transfemoral amputation rather than limb or joint-sparing surgery. The gross specimen measured 3.5 × 3.0 × 1.7 cm in the posteromedial knee. No metastatic lesions were seen on positron emission tomography-computed tomography. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy have not been utilized. The transfemoral amputation adds to the uniqueness of this report and is discussed with a review of the multimodality treatment toward intra-articular synovial sarcoma in prior published literature.
Authors:
Steven D Gresswell; Anthony A Corsini; Luke H Balsamo; Edward F Miles
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Military medicine     Volume:  178     ISSN:  1930-613X     ISO Abbreviation:  Mil Med     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-08-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2984771R     Medline TA:  Mil Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e956-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Reprint & Copyright © 2013 Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S.
Affiliation:
School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD 20814.
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