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Synovial sarcoma of the head and neck: a review of its diagnosis and management and a report of a rare case of orbital involvement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20556741     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Synovial sarcoma is typically an aggressive malignant tumor of the soft tissues, usually in the extremities, that affects young adults. Tumors of the head and neck are rare. Reported head and neck sites have included the hypopharynx (the most common site), the oropharynx, the larynx, and the soft tissues of the neck; only 4 cases of orbital involvement have been previously reported. We describe a case of synovial sarcoma of the medial canthus, which we discovered during a review of a tumor registry. The patient, an 18-year-old woman, underwent conservative excision and postoperative radiation therapy. Long-term follow-up detected no evidence of recurrence. Because there is no established, consistent approach to the treatment of synovial sarcoma of the head and neck, we also present a consensus management plan based on our review of the literature.
Authors:
Shashidhar Kusuma; David J Skarupa; Kim A Ely; Anthony J Cmelak; Brian B Burkey
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ear, nose, & throat journal     Volume:  89     ISSN:  1942-7522     ISO Abbreviation:  Ear Nose Throat J     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7701817     Medline TA:  Ear Nose Throat J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  280-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Nashville, TN, USA. kusumas@ccf.org
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