Published: 2019-05-28

Synovial sarcoma presenting as subcutaneous swelling: a rare presentation

Dheer S. Kalwaniya, Jaspreet S. Bajwa


Synovial sarcoma unlike its name is not originating from synovial cells. It accounts for approximately 10% of all soft tissue sarcomas with main predilection for extremities.We present here a case of synovial sarcoma of subcutaneous origin of knee joint which is rarest of presentations and early diagnosis is associated with lower risk of metastasis and hence better prognosis.


Synovial sarcoma, Superficial, Monophasic and biphasic pattern

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