Pancoast tumour

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

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Patient Data

Age: 55 years old
Gender: Male
CT

Well-defined enhanced mass is seen at posterior segment of right upper lobe with invasion into upper mediastinum. Right brachiocephalic vein and right subclavian artery encased by tumour. Fat plane between esophagus and tumour seems to be obliterated. Parenchymal nodules are seen at the same lobe and also other lobes. Mediastinal lymphadenopathy is noted. 

Case Discussion

The findings are consistent with Pancoast tumour (superior sulcus tumour). 
Histology: non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC)

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Case information

rID: 21026
Case created: 30th Dec 2012
Last edited: 15th Jul 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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