Variability in the presentation of synovial sarcoma in children: a plea for greater awareness.

@article{Chotel2008VariabilityIT,
  title={Variability in the presentation of synovial sarcoma in children: a plea for greater awareness.},
  author={Franck Chotel and Ashwin Unnithan and Coonoor R. Chandrasekar and Roger Parot and Lee Marcus Jeys and Robert J Grimer},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 8},
  pages={1090-6}
}
We have analysed the pattern of symptoms in patients presenting with synovial sarcoma to identify factors which led to long delays in diagnosis. In 35 children, the early symptoms and the results of clinical and radiological investigation were reviewed, along with the presumed diagnoses. The duration of symptoms was separated into patient delay and doctor delay. Only half of the patients had one or more of the four clinical findings suggestive of sarcoma according to the guidance of the… CONTINUE READING
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