Pericardial synovial sarcoma: 14-year survival with multimodality therapy.

@article{Mieren2004PericardialSS,
  title={Pericardial synovial sarcoma: 14-year survival with multimodality therapy.},
  author={Gerry Van der Mieren and S. Willems and Raf Sciot and Herlinde Dumez and Allan T. van Oosterom and Willem J Flameng and Paul Herijgers},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={78 3},
  pages={
          e41-2
        }
}
We report a case of recurrent primary synovial sarcoma of the pericardium. Reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction analysis for t(X,18) demonstrated the presence of the chimeric transcript SYT/SSX. Because of the rarity of this entity, optimal therapy is unknown. The prognosis of this tumor is very poor in previous reports. In this report, we present a case with five recurrences treated by a combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. The patient survives now for more than… CONTINUE READING

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