Pancoast tumour – a primary lung cancer that arises in the lung…

Pancoast tumour – a primary lung cancer that arises in the lung apex and invades soft tissues such as the brachial plexus. Although classically these tumours present with Pancoast syndrome (shoulder pain, C8 to T1 radiculopathy, Horner’s syndrome) this only occurs in approximately 25% of cases. The lung apex is an important check area on chest radiographs. Any density difference between the left and right is suspicious. CT in this case confirms a lung mass invading adjacent soft tissues and destroying the second rib.  

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One response to “Pancoast tumour – a primary lung cancer that arises in the lung…”

  1. PGBLASTER RGKMC says :

    Reblogged this on PGBLASTER- A NEW DIMENSION FOR PG-ASPIRANTS and commented:
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