Myxoid synovial sarcoma: an underappreciated morphologic subset.

  title={Myxoid synovial sarcoma: an underappreciated morphologic subset.},
  author={Jeffrey F Krane and Franco Bertoni and Christopher D. M. Fletcher},
  journal={Modern pathology : an official journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc},
  volume={12 5},
Focal myxoid change is a well-recognized feature of synovial sarcoma, but the presence of a predominantly myxoid stroma is rare. We describe seven cases of myxoid synovial sarcoma in which marked myxoid change initially obscured the diagnosis, leading to confusion (principally with malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor). The median age (20 yr) and tumor location (four lower extremity, two upper extremity, and one head and neck region) were similar to those found in typical synovial sarcoma… CONTINUE READING