Synovial sarcomas of the head and neck

MR findings

Ranelia J. Hirsch, David M. Yousem, Laurie A. Loevner, Kathleen T. Montons, Ara A. Chalian, Richard E Hayden, Gregory S. Weinstein

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE. MR images of six synovial sarcomas of the head and neck were evaluated to determine their characteristic sites of origin, size, extent, intensity, and contrast enhancement. It was hoped that specific MR characteristics could be defined to suggest this entity. CONCLUSION. A nonmucosal head and neck mass that is isointense to gray matter on T1- weighted images and is well defined yet heterogeneous, with septations, hemorrhage, cysts, calcification, or multilocularity, should raise suspicion of a synovial sarcoma. Because the appearance of synovial sarcomas vanes and other masses may appear similar, no specific imaging characteristics define the entity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1185-1188
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Volume169
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1997
Externally publishedYes

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Hirsch, R. J., Yousem, D. M., Loevner, L. A., Montons, K. T., Chalian, A. A., Hayden, R. E., & Weinstein, G. S. (1997). Synovial sarcomas of the head and neck: MR findings. American Journal of Roentgenology, 169(4), 1185-1188.

Synovial sarcomas of the head and neck : MR findings. / Hirsch, Ranelia J.; Yousem, David M.; Loevner, Laurie A.; Montons, Kathleen T.; Chalian, Ara A.; Hayden, Richard E; Weinstein, Gregory S.

In: American Journal of Roentgenology, Vol. 169, No. 4, 10.1997, p. 1185-1188.

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Hirsch, RJ, Yousem, DM, Loevner, LA, Montons, KT, Chalian, AA, Hayden, RE & Weinstein, GS 1997, 'Synovial sarcomas of the head and neck: MR findings', American Journal of Roentgenology, vol. 169, no. 4, pp. 1185-1188.
Hirsch RJ, Yousem DM, Loevner LA, Montons KT, Chalian AA, Hayden RE et al. Synovial sarcomas of the head and neck: MR findings. American Journal of Roentgenology. 1997 Oct;169(4):1185-1188.
Hirsch, Ranelia J. ; Yousem, David M. ; Loevner, Laurie A. ; Montons, Kathleen T. ; Chalian, Ara A. ; Hayden, Richard E ; Weinstein, Gregory S. / Synovial sarcomas of the head and neck : MR findings. In: American Journal of Roentgenology. 1997 ; Vol. 169, No. 4. pp. 1185-1188.
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