Synovial sarcoma of the kidney in a young patient with a review of the literature

Mahmoud Abbas*, Maximilian E. Dämmrich, Peter Braubach, Andre Meinardus, Mario W. Kramer, Axel S. Merseburger, Thomas R.W. Herrmann, Viktor Grünwald, Hans Heinrich Kreipe

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Synovial sarcoma (SS) is a soft tissue, generally deep seated neoplasms that occurs generally in the proximity of large joints. We report of a case of a 33-year-old man who was diagnosed with primary SS of the kidney which is an extremely rare tumor that accounts for less than 2% of malignant renal tumors. Contemporary management of renal synovial sarcoma includes surgical resection and ifosfamide- based chemotherapy and they remain the mainstay of therapy of synovial sarcoma, which is often applied, combined as part of an aggressive treatment approach. Fewer than 50 patients have been described in the English literature. Physicians should be aware of the possibility of malignancy in cystic renal masses and raise the suspicion of synovial sarcoma, especially when patients with renal masses are young adults. Along with the case report a literature review on primary synovial sarcomas of the kidney is provided with focus on the renal tumors' differential diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5393
JournalRare Tumors
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)83-85
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 16.06.2014

Research Areas and Centers

  • Research Area: Luebeck Integrated Oncology Network (LION)


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