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Synovial sarcoma of the infratemporal fossa.
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PMID:  17980783     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: A case is reported in which synovial sarcoma (SS) is arising within the infratemporal fossa. DESIGN AND SETTING: Case report and literature review from an academic tertiary referral practice. RESULTS: A 46-year-old white woman presented with a 1-month history of having paresthesias on the left side of her head. There was a sensory deficit at the level of the third division dermatome (V3) of the fifth left cranial nerve. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a mass centered in the left infratemporal fossa. Fine needle aspiration (FNA) revealed a spindle cell neoplasm. An endoscopic, transantral biopsy of the mass revealed SS. The SS in the infratemporal fossa was surgically removed en bloc. The patient had postoperative chemoradiotherapy and is free of disease at 1 year from completion of treatment. CONCLUSIONS: This is the first reported case from the United States of America of SS located in the infratemporal fossa and the third case to be reported in the English language literature.
Victor Lai; Tarik Y Farrag; Dengfeng Cao; Nafi Aygun; Kofi Boahene; Ralph P Tufano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of otolaryngology     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0196-0709     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Otolaryngol     Publication Date:    2007 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-05     Completed Date:  2008-02-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000029     Medline TA:  Am J Otolaryngol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  444-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Virginia, Virginia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Sarcoma, Synovial / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Skull Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  therapy*
Temporal Bone*

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