Primary Synovial Sarcoma

Morris E. Hartstein*, Frankie Lynn Silver, Olivia J. Ludwig, Dennis M. O'Connor

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Purpose: To describe the clinicopathologic and immunohistochemical features and treatment of a rare case of primary synovial sarcoma of the orbit. Design: Retrospective interventional case report. Participant: A 14-year-old young man with histologically proven synovial sarcoma of the orbit. The diagnosis was confirmed by demonstration of a specific chromosomal translocation by polymerase chain reaction studies. Methods: The patient was treated with orbital exenteration and followed up for 18 months at regular intervals. Results: The tumor was excised completely, and the patient has done well during the initial 1-year follow-up with no sign of recurrence. Conclusions: We report the fourth case of synovial sarcoma of the orbit and, at 14 years of age, the youngest patient reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2093-2096
Number of pages4
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes


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Research to Prevent Blindness


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