ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
An extremely rare lung tumor of a young adult: Primary synovial sarcoma
Ali Özdil1, Huriye Gülistan Bozdağ1, Banu Yaman2, Alpaslan Çakan1, Ufuk Çağırıcı1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Ege University School of Medicine, İzmir, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2018.13765
Primary lung sarcoma is an extremely rare tumor accounting for less than 0.5% of all malignant lung tumors. Diagnosis is mostly established postoperatively. In this article, we present a 29-yearold male patient with a lobulated and well-marginated mass in the lower lobe of the right lung. A diagnosis of monophasic fibrous synovial sarcoma of the lung was established after right lower lobectomy. Resection margins were tumor-free. Postoperative positron-emission tomography/computed tomography did not show any other primary or metastatic focus. Despite the lack of a preoperative diagnosis, the advised treatment in such tumors is complete resection ensuring tumor-free surgical margins.
Keywords : Lung; primary; synovial sarcoma
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