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Title: Pericardial synovial sarcoma: 14-year survival with multimodality therapy
Authors: Van der Mieren, Gerry
Willems, Stefan
Sciot, Raphael
Dumez, Herlinde
Van Oosterom, Allan
Flameng, Willem
Herijgers, Paul # ×
Issue Date: Sep-2004
Series Title: Annals of Thoracic Surgery vol:78 issue:3 pages:e41-2
Abstract: We report a case of recurrent primary synovial sarcoma of the pericardium. Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction analysis for t(X,18) demonstrated the presence of the chimeric transcript SYT/SSX. Because of the rarity of this entity, optimal therapy is unknown. The prognosis of this tumor is very poor in previous reports. In this report, we present a case with five recurrences treated by a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. The patient survives now for more than 14 years, the longest reported survival of a primary synovial sarcoma of the pericardium.
ISSN: 0003-4975
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Experimental Cardiac Surgery (-)
Translational Cell & Tissue Research
Department of Oncology - miscellaneous
Laboratory of Experimental Oncology
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