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Sarcoma, Synovial MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Sarcoma, Synovial
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A malignant neoplasm arising from tenosynovial tissue of the joints and in synovial cells of tendons and bursae. The legs are the most common site, but the tumor can occur in the abdominal wall and other trunk muscles. There are two recognized types: the monophasic (characterized by sheaths of monotonous spindle cells) and the biphasic (characterized by slit-like spaces or clefts within the tumor, lined by cuboidal or tall columnar epithelial cells). These sarcomas occur most commonly in the second and fourth decades of life. (From Dorland, 27th ed; DeVita Jr et al., Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 3d ed, p1363)
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94; was SYNOVIOMA 1963-93
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use SARCOMA, SYNOVIAL to search SYNOVIOMA 1966-93
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94; was SYNOVIOMA 1963-93
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Sarcoma, Synovial Preferred
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