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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 214-219

Hypopharyngeal synovial sarcoma: A case report and literature review


Department of ENT, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Eyad Darraj
Department of ENT, Dubai Hospital, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/HMJ.HMJ_63_18

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Among the wide variety of soft-tissue malignancy subtypes, synovial sarcoma (SS) has always been deemed a rare tumour. While extremities are the main target of this tumour, it can affect any other body region including the head and neck. We reported a case of a male in his third decade who presented to the emergency department with breathing difficulty due to a huge neck mass. After securing the airways by a challenging tracheostomy and a full workout, histopathology results came as SS. The huge size of the mass, its histopathological type and its life-threatening presentation urged us to present this case report and review the literature.


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