Pancoast TumourPancoast tumours are named for Henry Pancoast,a US radiologist, who described them in 1924 and1932. It is also called a pulmonary sulcus tumouror superior sulcus tumour.It is a tumour of the pulmonary apex. It is a typeof lung cancer defined primarily by its locationsituated at the top end of either the right or leftlung. It typically spreads to nearby tissues such asthe ribs and vertebrae. Most Pancoast tumors arenon-small cell cancers.
Pancoast Tumour• A Pancoast tumour is an apical tumour that is typically found in conjunction with a smoking history. The clinical signs and symptoms can be confused with neurovascular compromise at the level of the superior thoracic aperture. The patients smoking history, rapid onset of clinical signs and symptoms and pleuritic pain can suggest an apical tumour. Often confused with clinical and radiological picture of Cervical Spondylosis in early stages.
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