Primary Cystic Pleuropulmonary Synovial Sarcoma Presenting as Recurrent Pneumothorax

Eric D. Johnson, Erinn Downs-Kelly, David A. Bull, H. Evin Gulbahce

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Primary pleuropulmonary synovial sarcomas are quite rare, representing 0.1-0.5% of all pulmonary malignancies. We report an entirely cystic monophasic synovial sarcoma in a 25-year-old male who presented with recurrent pneumothorax and no evidence of a mass lesion on imaging. The purpose of this case report is to increase awareness of neoplasms clinically presenting as a pneumothorax with no imagining evidence of a mass-forming lesion and emphasize the significance of fluorescent in situ hybridization testing in nontypical synovial sarcoma cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)660-665
Number of pages6
JournalCase Reports in Oncology
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 5 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Cystic pleuropulmonary synovial sarcoma
  • Pleuroplumonary synovial sarcoma
  • Primary pleuropulmonary synovial sarcoma
  • Synovial sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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