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Synovial sarcoma

Cai-Hua Wang, Chuan-Cai Xu, Jun-Hong Jiang, Yan-Bin Chen, Sheng-Hua Zhan
Primary pulmonary synovial sarcoma (PPSS) is a rare disease. Diagnosis is made postoperatively following resection of the tumor. We describe the case of a 39-year-old non-smoking woman whose chest imaging revealed a heterogeneous mass (5.4 cm × 4.6 cm), with soft tissue density in the right upper lobe and pleural effusion in the right hemithorax. The tumor was enhanced on a computed tomography scan, in which enlargement of the mediastinal lymph nodes compressing the adjacent superior vena cava was observed...
September 10, 2016: Thoracic Cancer
Daniel J Zaccarini, Xiaobing Deng, Jamie Tull, Charlene Maciak, Alfredo L Valente, Shengle Zhang
The characteristic immunoprofile for the diagnosis of synovial sarcoma, a neoplasm of unclear tissue origin, is expression of transducer-like enhancer of split 1 (TLE-1), CD99, partial expression of cytokeratin, and epithelial membrane antigen by immunohistochemistry (IHC). Diagnostic dilemma or misdiagnosis can occur due to overlap in IHC and morphology with carcinomas, and particularly poorly differentiated and metastatic tumors. The frequency of TLE-1 and CD99 expression in carcinomas by IHC has not been previously assessed...
October 7, 2016: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
Olivier Mir, Thomas Brodowicz, Antoine Italiano, Jennifer Wallet, Jean-Yves Blay, François Bertucci, Christine Chevreau, Sophie Piperno-Neumann, Emmanuelle Bompas, Sébastien Salas, Christophe Perrin, Corinne Delcambre, Bernadette Liegl-Atzwanger, Maud Toulmonde, Sarah Dumont, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Stéphanie Clisant, Sophie Taieb, Cécile Guillemet, Maria Rios, Olivier Collard, Laurence Bozec, Didier Cupissol, Esma Saada-Bouzid, Christine Lemaignan, Wolfgang Eisterer, Nicolas Isambert, Loïc Chaigneau, Axel Le Cesne, Nicolas Penel
BACKGROUND: Regorafenib is a multikinase inhibitor with proven activity in refractory gastrointestinal stromal tumours and chemotherapy-refractory advanced colorectal cancers. We assessed this agent's efficacy and safety in patients with metastatic soft tissue sarcomas previously treated with anthracycline. METHODS: In this randomised, double-blind, phase 2 trial undertaken in France and Austria, we enrolled patients aged 18 years and older with advanced soft tissue sarcomas who had received previous doxorubicin or other anthracycline treatment...
October 14, 2016: Lancet Oncology
Mariusz Chabowski, Anna Szymańska-Chabowska, Dawid Janczak, Tadeusz Dorobisz, Michał Leśniak, Michal Jeleń, Dariusz Janczak
The article presents the rare case of a 64-year-old woman, who was admitted to our thoracic surgery department with a giant tumor in a right hemithorax measuring 88 mm × 137 mm × 188 mm, revealed by a thoracic CT scan. An anterolateral thoracotomy with a radical tumor resection was performed. The final pathological diagnosis of the poorly differentiated synovial sarcoma (PDSS) was made. The adjuvant radiotherapy of 60 Gy in 30 fractions was applied postoperatively. One year after operation patient remains in good health...
September 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Anna M Stagner, Frederick A Jakobiec, Aaron Fay
Synovial sarcoma (SS) is a soft tissue sarcoma of the extremities developing in young adults that has rarely been reported in the orbit. SS is associated with a unique translocation, resulting in an SYT-SSX fusion gene. We analyze seven published periocular cases, together with the current one, to gain a better appreciation of the features of the tumor in this location and to compare the findings with those derived from non-ophthalmic studies. A 31-year-old woman developed an inferior orbital mass after experiencing periorbital and hemifacial pain for more than a decade...
September 30, 2016: Survey of Ophthalmology
Yuki Makino, Minoru Shigekawa, Tadashi Kegasawa, Takahiro Suda, Teppei Yoshioka, Kiyoshi Iwahashi, Kenji Ikezawa, Ryotaro Sakamori, Takayuki Yakushijin, Jun Kajihara, Yoshito Tomimaru, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshinori Imura, Hidetatsu Outani, Norifumi Naka, Keiichiro Honma, Eiichi Morii, Tomohide Tatsumi, Naoki Hiramatsu, Tetsuo Takehara
INTRODUCTION: Synovial sarcoma is a malignant soft tissue sarcoma which arises near joints. The most frequent metastasis sites of synovial sarcoma are the lungs, lymph nodes, and bone. Pancreatic metastasis is quite rare; only 3 cases have been reported worldwide to date. We herein present the 4th case of pancreatic metastasis from synovial sarcoma. METHODS AND RESULTS: A 32-year-old man underwent extended excision of synovial sarcoma in the left pelvis and femur in 2009...
September 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Hongwu Wang, Nan Zhang, Dongmei Li, Hang Zou, Jieli Zhang, Yunzhi Zhou, Xiuyun Bai
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary sarcoma is a rare malignant tumor in soft tissues. Resection is the preferred option to treat this tumor. The aim of this study is to explore the effect of interventional bronchoscopies in the treatment of pulmonary sarcoma if the patient is inoperable. METHODS: Sixteen cases with pulmonary sarcoma were retrospectively reviewed in our hospital from November 2008 to July 2014. The mean age was (53.1±5.4) years old. Rigid bronchoscopy was applied for the first procedure with general anesthesia, and electronic bronchoscopy was used for the second procedure or slight patients...
September 20, 2016: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
Corrado Spatola, Alessandra Tocco, Roberto Milazzotto, Antonio Pagana, Ilenia Chillura, Roberta Bevilacqua, Carmelo Militello, Vincenzo Salamone, Luigi Raffaele, Marcello Migliore, Giuseppe Privitera
The management of pediatric thoracic synovial sarcoma remains a matter of debate in clinical oncology, especially as regard to the local control of the disease. Surgery remains the gold standard, while the role and timing of radiotherapy is still controversial. We report a 14-year-old male, who has not received proper treatment at the time of diagnosis and initial management. Intensity-modulated irradiation was performed only at relapse, as a salvage treatment and, at 10-month follow-up, the young patient was free from relapse, without significant acute and subacute toxicity...
September 23, 2016: Future Oncology
Deepak Chandrasekaran, Kathiresan Narayanaswamy, Shirley Sundersingh, Karthikeyan Senniappan, Anand Raja
Synovial sarcomas occurs primarily in the soft tissues, mostly in para-articular regions of the extremities. These tumors have been described in other unusual locations like the pleura, lungs, mediastinum, and kidneys. Primary synovial sarcoma of the kidney is a recently described entity; to date, a total of approximately 35 cases have been reported. Only three cases of primary synovial sarcoma of kidney with IVC thrombus have been reported so far. Here we present the case of a 44 year old gentleman, with primary synovial sarcoma of the left kidney with caval thrombus...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
N H Alotaibi, Aurélie Bornand, Nicolas Dulguerov, M Becker, Pavel Dulguerov
INTRODUCTION: Synovial sarcoma (SS) is uncommon high grade soft tissue sarcoma, accounting for less than 10% of all head and neck sarcomas. Also, about 10% of SS occur within the Head & Neck. In the pediatric population, SS is an extremely rare head & neck malignancy. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present a case of sixteen years old boy diagnosed with SS situated of the hypopharynx treated by surgical excision and post operative radio-chemotherapy. DISCUSSION: This anatomical location brings additional functional challenges (swallowing, phonation, respiration), especially in the pediatric population...
September 3, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Michela Casanova, Eleonora Basso, Chiara Magni, Luca Bergamaschi, Stefano Chiaravalli, Roberto Carta, Elisa Tirtei, Maura Massimino, Franca Fagioli, Andrea Ferrari
Pazopanib is an oral multikinase inhibitor that has proved effective in adults treated for relapsing soft tissue sarcoma and synovial sarcoma in particular. Two cases are reported here of pediatric patients with pretreated relapsing synovial sarcoma whose tumors showed a prolonged response to pazopanib given on compassionate grounds. These results suggest that new agents found effective in adult patients might achieve similar results in adolescents with the same disease. Facilitating the availability of new drugs for children and adolescents is a major challenge for pediatric oncologists...
August 25, 2016: Tumori
Chenthuran Deivaraju, H Thomas Temple, Norman Block, Philip Robinson, Andrew V Schally
AIM: Luteinizing hormone releasing hormone (LHRH) is a neurohormone, secreted by the hypothalamus, which regulates the secretion of gonadotropins, luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) from the pituitary. LHRH acts by binding to receptors located in the pituitary gland. These receptors (LHRH receptors) have also been found in the cytoplasm of many tumor cells that involve both the reproductive and non-reproductive organs. These receptors have been demonstrated in prostate and breast cancers, endometrial carcinomas, renal cell carcinoma, lymphoma, carcinoma of liver, pancreas and skin...
August 17, 2016: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
Monika Scheer, Tobias Dantonello, Erika Hallmen, Bernd Blank, Monika Sparber-Sauer, Christian Vokuhl, Ivo Leuschner, Marc W Münter, Thekla von Kalle, Stefan S Bielack, Thomas Klingebiel, Ewa Koscielniak
BACKGROUND: Recurrence of synovial sarcoma (SS) has been associated with poor prognosis. Optimal treatment is unknown due to heterogeneous primary therapies with or without chemotherapy. METHODS: Data of patients treated in consecutive prospective European Cooperative Weichteilsarkom Studiengruppe trials 1981-2010 with primary localized SS less than 21 years were analyzed. Chemotherapy had been recommended for all SS patients during primary therapy. RESULTS: Of 220 patients, 52 experienced recurrence a median of 2...
September 8, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
A García-Jiménez, L Trullols-Tarragó, A Peiró-Ibáñez, I Gracia-Alegría
INTRODUCTION: Patients from other centres where they have had an unplanned surgical resection of a soft tissue sarcoma are often referred to hospitals specialised in sarcomas. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A study was conducted on 35 patients who required this type of surgery were referred to our center between November 2001 and July 2013. RESULTS: Surgery had been performed on 29% of the patients without any complementary tests being done. In 75% of cases, the sarcoma diagnosis was discovered in the post-surgical histological study...
September 13, 2016: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
Reza Ershadi, Mohamadbagher Rahim, Hamidreza Davari
INTRODUCTION: Synovial sarcomas commonly occur in the extremities of young adults. A primary occurrence in the mediastinum is very rare with only a few reported cases in the world literature. We report a case of mediastinal synovial sarcoma. This paper is about a 47-year-old male who presented with retrosternal chest pain and shortness of breath on exertion. Imaging showed an anterior mediastinal mass. Pathological examination of the resected mass showed a biphasic neoplasm with a spindle cell component admixed with gland-like elements...
2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Sabine Stegmaier, Ivo Leuschner, Christopher Poremba, Ruth Ladenstein, Bernarda Kazanowska, Gustaf Ljungman, Monika Scheer, Bernd Blank, Stefan Bielack, Thomas Klingebiel, Ewa Koscielniak
BACKGROUND: The aim of our analysis was the evaluation of the prognostic impact of SYT-SSX fusion status and histological grading in synovial sarcoma (SS) of children and adolescents in the context of the consistent multimodal treatment strategy of the CWS (Cooperative Weichteilsarkom Studie; Cooperative Soft Tissue Sarcoma Study Group) and in comparison with other risk factors. PROCEDURE: Between 1986 and 2006, out of 243 patients with SS, tumor samples from 84 patients with localized disease were available for RT-PCR analysis...
September 13, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
Anant Ramaswamy, Bharat Rekhi, Sameer Bakhshi, Sachin Hingmire, Manish Agarwal
Bone sarcomas are rare tumors, approximating 0.2% of all cancers, with osteosarcoma (OGS), chondrosarcoma, and Ewing sarcoma being the most common cancers in this subset. The formation of disease management groups/clinics focused on sarcomas has resulted in better understanding and management of these uncommon tumors. Multiple large-scale retrospective data from Tata Memorial Hospital (TMH) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences have reported outcomes comparable to Western data in the field of OGS and Ewing sarcoma, with interesting prognostic factors identified for further evaluation...
July 2016: South Asian Journal of Cancer
Arash Salmaninejad, Mohammad Reza Zamani, Mehrnaz Pourvahedi, Zahra Golchehre, Ali Hosseini Bereshneh, Nima Rezaei
UNLABELLED: Cancer/testis antigens (CTAs) are named based on their expression pattern that is restricted in a number of normal and abnormal tissues. Tumor cells frequently express antigens whose expression is typically restricted to germ cells. Their unique expression pattern is guaranteed by precise epigenetic regulatory mechanisms. Because of their tumor-limited, high immunogenicity, and biased expression, discovery of these molecules provides unprecedented opportunities for further research and clinical development in the field of cancer diagnosis and immunotherapy...
October 2016: Immunological Investigations
G A Frank, Yu Yu Andreeva, L V Moskvina, G D Efremov, S I Samoilova
The paper reviews the 2016 WHO classification of prostate tumors, notes the alterations made, and describes approaches to the diagnosis of cancer types and grades. It also gives original photomicrographs from the authors' collection. The main alterations were as follows: - The types of prostate adenocarcinoma were added by pleomorphic giant-cell carcinoma; oncocytic (8290/3) and lymphoepithelial (8082/3) carcinomas were excluded. - Grade III prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia (PIN) was substituted for high grade PIN (8148/2)...
July 2016: Arkhiv Patologii
A K Bhat, K N Jayakrishnan, A M Acharya
We report a case of intraneural synovial sarcoma of the median nerve in a 39 year old lady with multiple local recurrences over thirteen years with no distant metastasis. The diagnosis of biphasic type of synovial sarcoma was confirmed by histopathology and immunohistochemistry. At the time of the fourth recurrence below elbow amputation was performed. This case is being reported for its rarity and propensity for local recurrence without distant metastasis.
October 2016: J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol
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