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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2018, Article ID 2313927, 3 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/2313927
Case Report

A Rare Case of Monophasic Synovial Sarcoma of Thoracic Vertebra

Raritan Bay Medical Center, Perth Amboy, NJ, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Sana Najib; moc.oohay@bijananas

Received 6 July 2018; Accepted 30 September 2018; Published 18 November 2018

Academic Editor: Isidro Machado

Copyright © 2018 Sana Najib 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.

Abstract

Synovial sarcoma of spine is an extremely rare malignancy with poor prognosis. It is often metastatic at the time of presentation. Its relative rarity and histological resemblance to other tumors make it diagnostically challenging, requiring the need of immunohistochemistry and cytogenetics for definite diagnosis. Surgery is the mainstay of therapy with adjunct chemotherapy, although survival rates are very low.