Which clinical history findings are characteristic of pleural synovial sarcoma?

Updated: Dec 25, 2019
  • Author: Joseph F Tomashefski, Jr, MD; more...
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Chest pain is the most common presenting symptom of pleural synovial sarcoma. Pleural effusion, dyspnea, dysphagia, and/or pneumothorax can also occur. In a large series, 40% of patients were asymptomatic, and pleuropulmonary synovial sarcoma was an incidental finding on chest radiography. [49] Pleural synovial sarcoma is an aggressive neoplasm with a mean survival of 18 months.

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