Parapharyngeal space sarcomas are rare malignancies and most in the reported literature are synovial sarcomas. Here we present the case of a 27-year-old female with a painless, left-sided neck mass who underwent computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging evaluation which demonstrated a benign appearing mass that upon resection unexpectedly proved to be a high-grade undifferentiated sarcoma with rhabdoid features. Staging computed tomography revealed a synchronous renal cell carcinoma with clear cell and papillary features. Despite an extensive genetic work-up no underlying cause linking these two cancers was discovered.
- Head and neck
- Undifferentiated sarcoma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging