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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 136-138

Primary pulmonary synovial sarcoma: How to expect the unexpected?


1 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, J.N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, HCG Hospital, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
3 Department of General Surgery, F.H. Medical College, Tundla, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Dr. Mayank Yadav
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, J.N. Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_49_20

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Primary pulmonary synovial sarcoma (PPSS) is a rare and aggressive malignancy with a presentation similar to that of lung carcinoma. We present an 18-year-old male who presented with complaints of chest pain, cough, and hemoptysis. Physical examination and blood parameters were normal. Imaging studies revealed a large, well-defined, round homogeneous mass in the left lower lobe. His fine-needle aspiration cytology was suggestive of a round cell tumor. The patient was operated under general anesthesia through left posterolateral thoracotomy. The tumor was removed en masse and sent for histopathological examination. His histopathology and immunohistochemistry suggested PPSS of biphasic variety.


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