Synovial Cyst of Chest Wall

Authors

  • Şevki Mustafa Demiröz Atatürk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2471-6970
  • Göktürk Fındık Atatürk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • İlteriş Türk Atatürk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
  • Funda Demirağ Atatürk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4790-8369

Abstract

A 26-year-old female presented with back pain and palpable swelling near the left scapula. MRI findings suggested a benign cystic chest wall lesion. The cyst was not associated with any joint or neural structures. Total surgical excision was performed. Since the inner surface of the cystic lesion was found to be covered by synovial membrane in the histopathological evaluation, a diagnosis of "synovial cyst" was made. All symptoms of the patient were improved just after the surgical excision. No sign of recurrence was observed during the 2-year follow-up. In this report, surgical treatment of a "synovial cyst" case, which is rarely seen in the chest wall location, is presented.

Author Biographies

Şevki Mustafa Demiröz, Atatürk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

MD, Consultant at Department of Thoracic Surgery

Göktürk Fındık, Atatürk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

MD, Professor at Department of Thoracic Surgery,

İlteriş Türk, Atatürk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Resident at Department of Thoracic Surgery

Funda Demirağ, Atatürk Chest Diseases and Thoracic Surgery Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

MD, Professor at Department of Pathology

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Published

2020-12-12