Expert’s comment concerning Grand Rounds case entitled “Synovial sarcoma of the spine: a case involving paraspinal muscle with extensive calcification and the surgical consideration in treatment” (by Junhyung Kim, Sun-Ho Lee, Yoon-La Choi, Go Eun Bae, Eun-Sang Kim, Whan Eoh)

@article{Ashford2013ExpertsCC,
  title={Expert’s comment concerning Grand Rounds case entitled “Synovial sarcoma of the spine: a case involving paraspinal muscle with extensive calcification and the surgical consideration in treatment” (by Junhyung Kim, Sun-Ho Lee, Yoon-La Choi, Go Eun Bae, Eun-Sang Kim, Whan Eoh)},
  author={RichardF. Ashford},
  journal={European Spine Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={23},
  pages={32-34}
}
The authors describe a case of a 29-year-old male with a non-metastatic paraspinal muscle calcified synovial sarcoma [10]. Surgical resection achieved adequate margins (complete excision) and the patient received adjuvant external beam radiotherapy (60 Gy). Active surveillance has been undertaken postoperatively and the patient remains disease free at 2 years. The only aspects of soft tissue sarcoma (STS) care that the surgeon has control over is the avoidance of inappropriate surgery (the… CONTINUE READING
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