Sunday, 3 June 2018

Pancoast syndrome or Pancoast's syndrome

«Tumor involving the upper part of the lung, with invasion of the surrounding structures as the plexus brachialis, ribs, and extending in the nodes, possibly causing a Claude-Bernard Horner syndrome. Now currently named superior pulmonary sulcus tumor [1].»
«This is accompanied by the following: severe pain in the shoulder region radiating toward the axilla and scapula, with later extension along the ulnar aspect of the arm to the hand, atrophy of hand and arm muscles, Horner syndrome (...), and compression of the blood vessels with edema [2].»
Bibliographic references:
[1] Debois JM. The Eponyms Of Oncology. Pharmacia & Upjohn; 1996.
[2] D'Silva KJ, May SK. Pancoast Syndrome: Practice Essentials, Pathophysiology, Etiology. Medscape Drugs & Diseases. 2017. Available at: Accessed June 3, 2018.

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