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Case Reports in Otolaryngology - Volume 2015 2015, Article ID 587386, 4 pages -

Case Report

Head and Neck Imaging Division, Star Imaging and Research Center, Pune 411001, India

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, KEM Hospital, Pune 411011, India

Received 13 October 2014; Revised 24 December 2014; Accepted 25 December 2014

Academic Editor: Kyung Tae

Copyright © 2015 Sanjay Vaid et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Synovial sarcomas in the head and neck are extremely rare tumors, especially in the pediatric population. 3–5% of synovial sarcomas occur in the head and neck region displaying varied imaging and histopathological features resulting in frequent misdiagnosis. These tumors have a poor prognosis; hence early diagnosis and accurate classification based on imaging, histopathology, and immunohistochemistry are critical for prompt treatment. To the best of our knowledge, imaging findings of pediatric retropharyngeal lipomatous synovial sarcoma have not been reported to date in English medical literature. We report, for the first time, a rare case of retropharyngeal lipomatous synovial sarcoma in a ten-year-old child and discuss the case-specific imaging findings in our patient using magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography.

Autor: Sanjay Vaid, Neelam Vaid, Sanjay Desai, and Varada Vaze



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