Synovial sarcoma of the chest wall

Daigo Kawano, Ichiro Yoshino, Fumihiro Shoji, Yosuke Morodomi, Tokujiro Yano, Yoshihiko Maehara

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We here report a rare case of synovial sarcoma of the chest wall. A 71-year-old Japanese woman noticed a left anterior chest wall mass after twice having had surgery for lung cancer. An aspiration biopsy diagnosed synovial sarcoma. She then underwent a surgical resection. Pathology examination revealed a biphasic-type synovial sarcoma. When the prepared RNA from the tumor was subjected to a polymerase chain reaction, SYT-SSX1 fusion gene transcripts were demonstrated. Patients with the SYT-SSX1 fusion gene have a worse clinical outcome than patients with SYT-SSX2-positive tumors. After a second surgery, performed in 1 year later, there was no evidence of recurrence for 30 months; however, careful observation may be required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-97
Number of pages3
JournalGeneral thoracic and cardiovascular surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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