Synovial sarcoma of the head and neck: an account of four cases and review of the literature

Eur J Surg Oncol. 1986 Dec;12(4):347-9.


Four cases of Malignant Synovioma of the head and neck are reported. It is a rare tumour with only 76 published cases in the world literature. Study of these 76 cases allows identification of the clinical features of this tumour and also highlights the problems of histological diagnosis. The study shows that the most effective treatment is radical primary surgery in association with post-operative radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Female
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms / surgery
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sarcoma, Synovial / pathology*
  • Sarcoma, Synovial / secondary
  • Sarcoma, Synovial / surgery