Chinese Journal of Cancer Research

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 143–146 | Cite as

Synovial sarcoma in childhood: Clinical and radiological findings

  • Xu Deyong 
  • Zhan Alai 
  • Luan Hongmei 
  • Feng Weihua 
  • Sun Xihe 
  • Yang Zuwen 
Clinical Observations


Objective: To study the clinical characteristics andradiological features of synovial sarcoma in childhood and its relation to the diagnosis and treatment. Methods: The clinical radiological features of 15 children with synovial sarcoma proved surgically and pathologically were analyzed. Results: In children, the tumor boundaries are poorly defined due to paucity of fat, and metastasis usually occurs early. Eight patients in this series had bone involvement, including: direct erosion by tumor causing cortical destruction, indirect pressure defect with sharp margin and reactive bone sclerosis and bone destruction of the primary intraosseous synovial sarcoma. Conclusion: The tumor is often misdiagnosed, the final confirmed diagnosis must be made by histological examination with imaging findings. It is emphasized that the patients should be treated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy preoperatively and postoperatively.

Key words

Synovial sarcoma Radiograph Diagnosis Surgery Radiotherapy Chemotherapy 


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© Chinese Journal Of Cancer Research 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xu Deyong 
    • 1
  • Zhan Alai 
    • 1
    • 2
  • Luan Hongmei 
    • 1
  • Feng Weihua 
    • 1
  • Sun Xihe 
    • 1
    • 3
  • Yang Zuwen 
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Affiliated HospitalQingdao Medical CollegeQingdao
  2. 2.Department, Zhangzhou City HospitalFujian
  3. 3.Department, Affiliated Hospital of Weifang Medical College

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