Clinical Dermatology Research JournalISSN: 2576-1439

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Case Report, Clin Dermatol Res J Vol: 1 Issue: 2

Primary Synovial Sarcoma of the Scalp: An Unusual Presentation

Francisco Gaitan-Gaona1*, Mirra C Said3, Mario Aurelio Martinez-Jimenez2 and Rodrigo Valdes-Rodriguez3
1Pathology Department, Hospital General de Soledad, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
2Surgery Department, Hospital Central “Dr. Ignacio Morones Prieto”, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
3Dermatology Department, Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA
Corresponding author : Francisco Gaitan-Gaona
Department of Pathology,Hospital General de Soledad Prolongación Valentine Amador 1112, Col.Rivas Guillen, San Luis Potosí, México- CP78432
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: June 14, 2016 Accepted: September 02, 2016 Published: September 08, 2016
Citation: Gaitan-Gaona F, Said MC, Martinez-Jimenez MA, Valdes-Rodriguez R (2016) Primary Synovial Sarcoma of the Scalp: An Unusual Presentation.Clin Dermatol Res J 1:2.


Primary Synovial Sarcoma of the Scalp: An Unusual Presentation

Synovial sarcomas are a rare subset of malignant soft tissue tumors, with an estimated incidence of 2.75 per 100,000 in the general population. Approximately 60% of all synovial sarcomas arise in the lower limbs, more specifically the thigh. On occasion (3-5%), the tumor is found to arise in the head and neck; synovial sarcoma on the scalp is a rare finding. We present a case of primary synovial sarcomaconfirmed by both histology and immunohistochemistry, arising from the scalp in an 18 year old male.

Keywords: Synovial sarcoma; Scalp; Immunohistochemical

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