Pulmonary synovial sarcoma presenting as a pneumothorax during pregnancy

Emmanuel J. Esaka, Jennifer U. Celebrezze, Steven H. Golde, Giuseppe Chiossi, Ronald L. Thomas

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)555-558
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume111
Issue number2 PART 2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Synovial Sarcoma
Pneumothorax
Pregnancy
Lung
Neoplasms
Thoracoscopy
Molecular Biology
Electron Microscopy
Differential Diagnosis
Immunohistochemistry
Pathology

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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Esaka, E. J., Celebrezze, J. U., Golde, S. H., Chiossi, G., & Thomas, R. L. (2008). Pulmonary synovial sarcoma presenting as a pneumothorax during pregnancy. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 111(2 PART 2), 555-558. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.AOG.0000286769.70432.de

Pulmonary synovial sarcoma presenting as a pneumothorax during pregnancy. / Esaka, Emmanuel J.; Celebrezze, Jennifer U.; Golde, Steven H.; Chiossi, Giuseppe; Thomas, Ronald L.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 111, No. 2 PART 2, 02.2008, p. 555-558.

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Esaka, EJ, Celebrezze, JU, Golde, SH, Chiossi, G & Thomas, RL 2008, 'Pulmonary synovial sarcoma presenting as a pneumothorax during pregnancy', Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 111, no. 2 PART 2, pp. 555-558. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.AOG.0000286769.70432.de
Esaka, Emmanuel J. ; Celebrezze, Jennifer U. ; Golde, Steven H. ; Chiossi, Giuseppe ; Thomas, Ronald L. / Pulmonary synovial sarcoma presenting as a pneumothorax during pregnancy. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2008 ; Vol. 111, No. 2 PART 2. pp. 555-558.
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