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Characterization of Synovial Sarcoma Calcification

Department of Radiology, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, 30 North 1900 East, 1AO71, Salt Lake City, UT 84132.
American Journal of Roentgenology (Impact Factor: 2.74). 12/2012; 199(6):W730-4. DOI: 10.2214/AJR.11.7342
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ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to characterize patterns of calcifications in synovial sarcoma. CONCLUSION: The presence of fine, stippled calcifications in a soft-tissue mass should raise suspicion for synovial sarcoma. These calcifications can coalesce to a deposit that mimics hydroxyapatite deposition disease or soft-tissue osteosarcoma. Spicules of calcification were a less common finding in our series; the appearance of spicules in synovial sarcomas overlaps with that of other soft-tissue sarcomas such as soft-tissue osteosarcoma and liposarcoma.

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