What is monophasic synovial sarcoma?Synovial sarcomas are moderate to high-grade soft tissue cancers and usually originate from the soft tissue of the knees. It can originate in the soft tissues of muscles or ligaments and can affect the arms, legs, feet, and soft tissues of the wrist and ankle.
Disease EpidemiologyIt accounts for approximately 2.5-10% of all soft tissue sarcomas. Monophasic synovial sarcoma usually affects young adults between the ages of 20-40 years. It is slightly more common in males than females.
Disease CausesThere is no well-known cause; however certain hereditary or genetic mutations and prior exposure to certain radiations or radiation therapy may be responsible for the development of monophasic synovial sarcoma.
Signs and symptomsThe patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are Usually, it can be noticed as a painless mass or lump The tumor or lump can be painful and can cause numbness if it is near the nerve
DiagnosisThe following diagnostic techniques or procedures can be used to make a diagnosis. These are
- Imaging diagnostic techniques such as X-Ray, CT scan, and PET scan can be used to detect the site, size, and extent of the tumor.
- Tumor Biopsy