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Revista Brasileira de Otorrinolaringologia

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MEISTER, Hugo; MIRANDA, Thaís C.  and  NOBREGA, Manuel G. G.. Primary synovial sarcoma of the oropharinx: a case report. Rev. Bras. Otorrinolaringol. [online]. 2003, vol.69, n.3, pp.432-434. ISSN 0034-7299.

Primary synovial sarcoma of the head and neck is a rare tumor. Fewer than 90 cases having been reported in the literature. This report presents an addicional case of synovial sarcoma involving the oropharinx in a young man. Microscopically the tumor showed a biphasic pattern of pseudo-ephitelial cells and a spindle cell element with fibrosarcomatous and epithelial appearance. A proper diagnosis was done after routine pathological and immunohistochemical studies of the ressected tumors.

Keywords : synovial sarcoma; neoplasia; head and neck.

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