What are the recurrence and metastasis rates for pleural synovial sarcoma?

Updated: Dec 25, 2019
  • Author: Joseph F Tomashefski, Jr, MD; more...
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Among all patients with primary intrathoracic synovial sarcoma, 30%-40% develop local recurrence, and approximately 40% develop at least one distant metastasis. Sites of metastases include contralateral lung, liver, peritoneum, brain, pancreas, breast, skin, and bone. In a study by Bégueret and colleagues, 2-year and 5-year disease-specific survival was 64.3% and 31.6%, respectively. [86]


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