Pediatric primitive intraneural synovial sarcoma of L-5 nerve root: Case report

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Abstract

Primitive intraneural synovial sarcomas are rare in children. The authors report the case of a 7-year-old girl affected by intraneural synovial sarcoma of a lumbar nerve root, the first such lesion in this location described in a child. The lesion mimicked a schwannoma clinically and radiologically. There was long-lasting leg pain in a radicular distribution, and a well-demarcated intraneural tumor was seen on MRI. On this basis, the first resection was conservative. However, histological examination documented a classic biphasic synovial sarcoma, which was confirmed by immunohistochemistry. After radical resection and adjuvant treatment, complete disease control was achieved and verified at 5-year follow-up. This case strongly suggests that early diagnosis and a multidisciplinary approach to this unusual spinal lesion are essential to achieving a better prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-477
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • Children
  • Intraneural
  • Nerve root
  • Neurosurgery
  • Oncology
  • Synovial sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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