Operating a recurrent synovial sarcoma of the sternoclavicular joint: a case presentation

  • Ahmed Mekkawy Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Assuit University, Assuit, Egypt
  • Mohamed Mostafa Elyounsi Department of Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Assuit University, Assuit, Egypt
Keywords: synovial sarcoma, chest wall reconsttruction, chest wall tumor

Abstract

Background: Synovial sarcoma is one of the rarest soft tissue tumor with a high grade of malignancy. Primary synovial sarcoma of the chest wall is rare.

Presentation of case: A 65-year-old woman presented with history of left upper chest wall mass previously operated 9 months ago. The pathological report was a synovial sarcoma. Computed chest tomography was done and revealed a RT anterior infraclavicular mass with cystic a solid lesions measuring 8.5 *3.5*4 cm.

Conclusion: The synovial sarcoma is aggressive malignancy and we think from the story of this case that early radical surgery plus systemic chemotherapy provides better outcome.

Published
2022-01-01
How to Cite
Mekkawy, A., & Mostafa Elyounsi, M. (2022). Operating a recurrent synovial sarcoma of the sternoclavicular joint: a case presentation. The Egyptian Cardiothoracic Surgeon, 4(1), 1 - 4. Retrieved from https://journals.escts.net/ects/article/view/201
Section
Thoracic