Biphasic synovial sarcoma of the hypopharynx: Case report and literature review

Felipe Girón, Lina Rodriguez, Carlos Eduardo Rey Chaves, Marcela Estrada, Fernando Gutierrez, Andrés Álvarez

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Introduction: Synovial Sarcoma is a rare malignancy that accounts between 8 and 10% of soft tissue neoplasms, with the highest presentation rate in extremities, an extremely uncommon condition in head and neck. Clinical findings: We present a case of an 18-year-old male with synovial sarcoma situated at hypopharynx who underwent surgical resection and postoperative radiotherapy. Conclusion: Synovial Sarcoma represents a rare head and neck malignancy with challenging diagnostic approach due to its frequency and nonspecific clinical manifestations. Surgical treatment must assure good free margins. Adjuvant radiotherapy has a positive impact in local recurrence and survival.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106784
Pages (from-to)106784
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
StatePublished - Feb 2022


  • Case report
  • Head & neck
  • Surgery
  • Synovial sarcoma


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