Revista chilena de cirugía
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GAC E, PATRICIO et al. Monophasic synovial sarcoma of the oral cavity. Report of one case. Rev Chil Cir [online]. 2008, vol.60, n.4, pp. 326-331. ISSN 0718-4026. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-40262008000400011.
Synovial sarcoma is a well-differentiated malignant tumor of soft tissues, that corresponds approxi-mately 10% of all soft tissue sarcomas. Its location in the head and neck uncommon and the location in the oral cavity is really peculiar, with only 32 previously described cases, of which only three corresponded to the monophasic type. We report a 16 years oíd male patient consulting for a lump in the right oral mucosa. The patient was operated in two occasions excising the tumor with radical lymph node dissection and parotid gland excisión. The pathological diagnosis was a monophasic intraoral synovial sarcoma. Postoperative radiotherapy was recommended but not done. After 16 months of follow up the patient is without evidence of relapse
Palabras clave : Synovial sarcoma; oral cavity; head and neck.