A case of synovial sarcoma with brain metastasis treated with surgical resection and stereotactic radiosurgery

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Abstract

Synovial sarcomas compromise between 5 to 10% of all soft tissue sarcomas in adults. Synovial sarcoma commonly occurs in the vicinity of the large joints and cranial metastasis is rare. Here, we describe a case with intracranial metastases of a synovial sarcoma A 41-year-old woman was admitted to our department with sensory aphasia. She had a history of a left inguinal synovial sarcoma and underwent surgery and chemotherapy for primary and metastatic lesions Head MRI revealed three gadolinium-enhancing lesions in the left frontal, parietal and parietotemporal lobe Gross total resection was achieved in the left parietotemporal lesion and pathological diagnosis was synovial sarcoma. Two weeks after surgery, she received cyber-knife radiosurgery and her neurological deficit was almost completely resolved Intracranial metastatic synovial sarcoma is rare. Surgical resection and stereotaxic radiosurgery was very effective in the present case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-262
Number of pages8
JournalNeurological Surgery
Volume41
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Metastatic brain tumor
  • Resection
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Synovial sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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