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Canadian Respiratory Journal
Volume 10 (2003), Issue 7, Pages 393-395
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2003/681919
Case Report

Mediastinal Synovial Sarcoma: A Case Report and Literature Review

Linda SL Cheng,1 Gary MK Tse,2 Wilson WL Li,1 TW Lee,1 and Anthony PC Yim1

1Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
2Department of Anatomical and Cellular Pathology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

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Abstract

Synovial sarcomas are uncommon soft tissue tumours. Immunohistochemistry and cytogenetic techniques are essential for proper diagnosis and differentiation from other spindle cell neoplasms. A case of mediastinal synovial sarcoma is described, of which the unusual location, diagnosis and treatment form the basis of this report.