Synovial Sarcoma

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Definition

A synovial sarcoma is a rare form of cancer which typically occurs near to the joints of the arm or leg, and is one of the soft tissue sarcomas.

Diagnosis

Synovial sarcoma is diagnosed through the use of the following: biopsy, immunohistochemical analysis, ultrastructural findings, and genetic testing.

Treatment

Treatment usually involves surgery, conventional chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.

Symptoms and Signs

Synovial sarcoma usually arises with an otherwise asymptomatic swelling or mass, although general symptoms related to maligancies can be reported such as fatigue.

Causes

Although synovial sarcoma does not have a clearly defined cause, genetic factors are believed to influence the occurence of this disease.

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