Parapharyngeal space synovial sarcoma

Lina, L.C. and Rosalind, S. and Philip, R. and Ann, C.P. (2011) Parapharyngeal space synovial sarcoma. Medical Journal of Malaysia. ISSN 0300-5283

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Synovial sarcoma is a rare soft tissue sarcoma that commonly involves the lower extremities and occurs predominantly in young adults. It very rarely occurs in the head and neck region and carries a poor prognosis. The tumor demonstrates both a loco-regional and a systemic pattern of spread that makes management challenging. Combined modality therapy of this aggressive tumor yields better results. Herein, we described a 58 years old lady presented with left parapharyngeal synovial sarcoma. This is to demonstrate the aggressiveness of the disease despite complete surgical excision followed by post operative radiotherapy. Local regional control was difficult and recurrence of disease was seen in this particular patient.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Department of Otorhinolaryngology, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Otorhinolaryngology; Synovial Sarcoma
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2012 02:29
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2013 01:40

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