Synovial Sarcoma

Synovial Sarcoma - Fleshy Cancerous Growth in Soft...

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Fleshy Cancerous Growth in Soft (Synovial) Tissue
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Synovial Sarcoma What is it? What causes it? What are the symptoms of it? How is it diagnosed? How can it be treated ?
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Synovial Sarcoma is… A malignant tumor of the soft tissues, usually around the joints Synovial is a tissue found around the tendons Sarcoma is cancer of connective tissue
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Causes of it are… Generally unknown Some studies suggest that genetic alterations are key in formation What happens in this genetic alteration is a: rearrangement in chromosome material between X & number 18 which changes position and function of genes, causing a fusion of genes; a.k.a “fusion transcript” This abnormal fusion transcript involves two genes which creates a new gene
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And the symptoms are… Deep-seated swelling or mass Mass that may/not be accompanied by pain Limping or difficulty using legs, arms, hands or feet The symptoms may resemble other conditions like arthritis and bursitis
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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