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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2016, Article ID 5358790, 6 pages
Case Report

The First Ever Reported Case of Primary Synovial Sarcoma of Scalp

1Department of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India
2Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029, India

Received 27 January 2016; Revised 5 June 2016; Accepted 13 June 2016

Academic Editor: Yueh-Bih Tang

Copyright © 2016 Biplab Mishra 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 sarcomas are a rare entity with predilection for extremities and joints. The literature suggests that these tumours are rare in the head and neck region. Very few authors have reported their origin in head. Among the ones occurring in the head region, most of them are found to originate from the parotid area. According to our extensive review of available literature, there has been no reported case of the primary case of synovial sarcoma originating from the scalp convexity. We hereby report one such case in a young female which, by far to the best of our knowledge, is the first ever reported case of a synovial sarcoma occurring on the scalp. The tumour is also the largest ever reported in the literature and posed a great surgical and diagnostic challenge to our team. Through this paper, we recommend that synovial sarcoma should be included as a very rare yet possible differential diagnosis for the scalp tumours.