What is the role of angiography in the diagnosis of synovial sarcoma?

Updated: Mar 02, 2019
  • Author: Michael J Duh, MD; Chief Editor: Felix S Chew, MD, MBA, MEd  more...
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Angiography does not play a significant role in the evaluation of synovial sarcoma. Angiography allows the gross evaluation of the tumor's size and vascularity. The tumor appears as a soft-tissue mass with a fine network of tumor vessels and an inhomogeneous capillary blush. The degree of vascularity may vary according to the histopathology.

One study reported that monophasic tumors of synovial sarcoma demonstrate a higher degree of neovascularity than do biphasic tumors. [28]


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