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Bone/soft tissue/cytopathologist. Assoc Prof & Chair (Interim), Pathology @Rutgers_NJMS, @RWJMS. FAL. Tweets= opinion. RTs❌Endorsements #BlackWomenInMedicine
22 Aug 18
Last night I posted this lovely gross picture; I’m now adding a couple of histologic images. Kudos to @kriyer68 and @DrAldehyde for being the first to submit the correct answer- this is indeed a synovial sarcoma! Not a bad time for a #Tweetorial #BSTPath
Synovial sarcoma is actually uncommon in joint cavities & does not recapitulate synovium in any way. Its rare amongst soft tissue sarcomas, representing only 5-10% of the cases. The disease is most prevalent in teenagers & young adults; 50% of cases are seen in pediatric patients
These most commonly present as pain in the affected site with an associated mass. In many cases the duration of symptoms is 2-5 years. They are seen most commonly in the extremities and are often associated with tendons. #BSTPath
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