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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2013, Article ID 938291, 5 pages
Case Report

Synovial Sarcoma of the Buccal Mucosa: A Rare Case Report

1Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rajarajeswari Dental College and Hospital, Ramohalli Cross, Kumbalagodu, Mysore Road, Bangalore 560060, Karnataka, India
2Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, M. R. Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital, 1/36 Cline Road, Cooke Town, Bangalore 560005, Karnataka, India
3Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Science and Hospital, Chola Nagar, R. T. Nagar, Bangalore 560032, Karnataka, India

Received 13 March 2013; Accepted 21 April 2013

Academic Editors: C. S. Farah and A. L. S. Guimaraes

Copyright © 2013 Kumar T. S. Mahesh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Synovial sarcoma (SS) is a rare malignant neoplasm that arises most commonly in joint capsules and articular tendons, but its relationship to the synovium is not always obvious. Synovial sarcoma is a malignant soft tissue tumor representing 5.6% to 10% of all soft tissue sarcomas. They are termed SS because of their histologic resemblance to the synovium, but they rarely involve a synovial structure and are thought to arise from pluripotential mesenchymal cells. The tumor usually occurs in close association with tendon sheaths, bursae, and joint capsules, primarily in the para-articular regions of the extremities, with approximately 9% occurring in the head and neck region. Synovial sarcoma has been reported rarely in the oral cavity. We report a very rare case of Synovial sarcoma of the buccal mucosa in a 24-year-old male patient.