Doxorubicin and ifosfamide for recurrent renal synovial sarcoma: The first case report in Indonesia

Ahmad Fathira Fitra, Yudhistira Pradnyan Kloping, Wahjoe Djatisoesanto, Lukman Hakim

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Introduction and importance: Synovial sarcoma (SS) is the fourth most common soft tissue sarcoma. The primary treatment for renal SS is radical surgical resection of the tumor. However, there are several stages of SS that need systemic treatment. The consensus regarding systemic treatment remains unclear. Therefore, we reported a case of an 18-year-old male with recurrent renal SS treated with doxorubicin and ifosfamide as systemic chemotherapy. Case presentation: An 18-year-old male was admitted with a chief complaint of right flank pain for three months. He had a history of radical nephrectomy due to a suspicion of Wilms tumor. The histopathological and immunohistochemistry results showed a SS of the kidney. One year after the surgery, the patient came with a sign of a residual tumor. The diagnosis of recurrent renal SS was established after the physical examination, and Second-line chemotherapy was not administered because the patient refused any further treatment. However, the patient showed a partial response after the first chemotherapy session, indicating the benefit of the treatment. Clinical discussion: The chemotherapy regimen is generally considered safe and can be widely used in clinical practice. Partial response was shown after six courses of treatment. Ifosfamide-based chemotherapy was also used in some reported cases. Most of the cases reported in the current literature were only managed by surgery without using chemotherapy. These cases had various RFS, ranging from 5 to 25 months. Conclusion: Doxorubicin and ifosfamide are useful as first-line chemotherapy for recurrent renal synovial sarcoma.

Original languageEnglish
Article number106895
JournalInternational Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022


  • Doxorubicin
  • Ifosfamide
  • Renal synovial sarcoma
  • Synovial sarcoma
  • T chemotherapy
  • cancer


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