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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 2007;42(1): 67-70.
A Case of Biphasic Synovial Sarcoma of Frontal Bone in an Elderly Patient.
Ou Young Kwon, Sang Koo Lee, Maeng Ki Cho, Young Joon Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. lsk99999@dreamwiz.com
Synovial sarcomas are rare soft tissue malignancies arising from tendons, tendon sheaths, and bursal structures. These tumors usually develop in the extremities of adolescents and young adults. Uncommonly, these tumors may arise in the head and neck approximately 9% of all synovial sarcomas. Most common sites of head and neck synovial sarcomas are hypopharynx and surrounding structures of paranasal sinuses. However, frontal bone without involving paranasal sinus is extremely rare. We report a case of biphasic synovial sarcoma of the frontal bone discuss the clinical and pathologic features of this case with the literature review.
Key Words: Synovial sarcoma; Paranasal sinuses; Frontal bone
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