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Primary pleural synovial sarcoma: a rare cause of hemorrhagic pleural effusion

Subodh Kumar, Kashyap Goyal, Ritisha Bhatt, Saloni Bansal, Mayank Mishra
DOI: 10.5603/ARM.a2020.0147

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Published online: 2020-10-30
Submitted: 2020-06-11
Accepted: 2020-07-18

Abstract

Primary pleural synovial sarcoma (PPSS) is a rare malignant pleural tumor comprising < 1% of all primary lung malignancies. Primary pleural mesothelioma (PPM) has many similar features that may cause a diagnostic dilemma due to overlapping clinical and histopathological features. We present the case of a young male with recurrent hemorrhagic pleural effusion without any obvious lung mass who was diagnosed with PPSS. This rare entity must be considered with a high index of suspicion while evaluating pleural tumors.

Abstract

Primary pleural synovial sarcoma (PPSS) is a rare malignant pleural tumor comprising < 1% of all primary lung malignancies. Primary pleural mesothelioma (PPM) has many similar features that may cause a diagnostic dilemma due to overlapping clinical and histopathological features. We present the case of a young male with recurrent hemorrhagic pleural effusion without any obvious lung mass who was diagnosed with PPSS. This rare entity must be considered with a high index of suspicion while evaluating pleural tumors.

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Keywords

hemorrhagic; immunohistochemistry; pleural effusion; sarcoma; synovial

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Title

Primary pleural synovial sarcoma: a rare cause of hemorrhagic pleural effusion

Journal

Advances in Respiratory Medicine

Issue

Ahead of Print

Article type

Case report

Published online

2020-10-30

DOI

10.5603/ARM.a2020.0147

Keywords

hemorrhagic
immunohistochemistry
pleural effusion
sarcoma
synovial

Authors

Subodh Kumar
Kashyap Goyal
Ritisha Bhatt
Saloni Bansal
Mayank Mishra

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