Journal of Cytology
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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 71-74

Cytohistologic spectrum of 13 synovial sarcomas

1 Senior Registrar, Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai-400012, India
2 Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai-400012, India

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R F Chinoy
Professor and Head of Pathology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai-400012
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A retrospective study of the cytology of 13 histologically confirmed primary synovial sarcomas accessioned in the surgical and cytopathology department of Tata Memorial Hospital from January 1998 to April 2004 was undertaken to access the accuracy of cytological diagnosis and morphological sub typing of synovial sarcoma by fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). Out of 13 cases, 2 cases were diagnosed as biphasic synovial sarcoma on FNAC. Six cases had prominent spindle cell morphology, which fell in the general category of soft tissue sarcoma. Four cases were put in the category of poorly differentiated round cell variants. Biphasic synovial sarcomas are easy to diagnose on FNAC. Various differentials must be kept in mind for other variants of synovial sarcomas and thus histologic and immunohistochemical correlation is essential for reaching a definitive diagnosis.

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