A case of pulmonary synovial sarcoma diagnosed with detection of chimera gene: Imaging findings

Yoshio Matsuo, Shuji Sakai, Hidetake Yabuuchi, Hiroyasu Soeda, Naoki Takahashi, Takashi Okafuji, Kengo Yoshimitsu, Hirofumi Koga, Ichiro Yoshino, Yoshinao Oda, Yuichiro Nakamura, Hiroshi Honda

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Pulmonary synovial sarcoma is a rare disease, and reports detailing clinicians' radiological findings are few. We report a case of a primary pulmonary synovial sarcoma in a 68-year-old woman. Chest CT revealed a well-defined and homogeneous oval mass measuring 3×2.5 cm in the left lower lobe in contact with the visceral pleura. No pleural effusion was evident. No calcification or fat component was detected. The tumor showed homogeneous hypointensity on both T1- and T2-weighted MR imaging. In this case, a lung metastasis could be excluded with fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET), and the final diagnosis was histopathologically confirmed by the chimeric gene detection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-62
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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