Section 8
Chapter 7,854

Synovial sarcoma

Jorgensen, L.J.; Poulsen, H.S.; Nordentoft, A.M.; Jensen, O.M.; Sneppen, O.

Ugeskrift for Laeger 151(21): 1325-1328


ISSN/ISBN: 0041-5782
DOI: 10.1002/mpo.2950090107
Accession: 007853851

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During the period 1962-1984, 26 cases of synovial sarcoma were seen in the center for bone and soft tissue tumours in .ANG.rhus, Denmark. None of the tumours were located in direct relation to bursa or joint cavities and the majority of the patients were initially operated in other hospitals and subsequently referred to the centre. Twenty-three patients were operable. Local excision was the primary treatment in 17 patients and amputation in six patients. Fourteen had local recurrence after an average of 12 months. At the status in June 1987, 14 patients had died of the disease, one survived with metastases to the lungs 30 months after the initial operation, one showed no evidence of disease after approximately three years, six patients were alive and without evidence of disease after at least five years. Five and ten-year survival rates for operable cases were 42% and 31%, respectively.

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