BACKGROUND: Synovial sarcoma is a clinically rare, but morphologically well-defined neoplasm, which accounts for approximately 10% of all malignant soft-tissue tumors. The diagnosis can be established with clinical and imaging evaluations together with immunohistochemical, electron microscopy, and molecular genetic studies. CASE: We describe a case of primary pulmonary synovial sarcoma presenting as a pneumothorax in a young woman at 34 weeks of gestation. Her persistent symptomatology ultimately led to a video-assisted thoracoscopy and thorascopic decortication. The diagnosis was established by pathology and immunohistochemistry of the cells, which were consistent with primary pulmonary synovial sarcoma. CONCLUSION: Malignancies, even those as uncommon as primary synovial sarcoma, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pneumothorax during pregnancy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Obstetrics and gynecology|
|Issue number||2 PART 2|
|State||Published - Feb 2008|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Obstetrics and Gynecology