Synovial Sarcoma of the Anterior Chest Wall: A Case Report

Mingook Kim, Seung Eun Lee, Joon Hyuk Choi
2020 Journal of the Korean Society of Radiology  
Synovial sarcoma is a malignant soft tissue tumor that usually involves the extremities, particularly near the knees; a synovial sarcoma originating in the chest wall is extremely rare. We describe a 26-year-old woman diagnosed with a synovial sarcoma originating in the chest wall, based on CT and MRI findings. Contrast-enhanced CT images revealed a small, well-defined enhancing mass with calcification, in the subpleural area. This lesion was initially diagnosed as a benign tumor; however, the
more » ... umor; however, the patient developed sudden severe pain with spontaneous bleeding and hemothorax, suggesting the possibility of malignancy. MRI revealed a multilobulated mass with a fluid-fluid level, which characterizes a synovial sarcoma.
doi:10.3348/jksr.2019.0125 fatcat:ueduyhzd6jev5p5oank4awxiru