Pancoast tumor

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


A smoker presents with the history of intractable shoulder pain not responding to conservative therapy

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female

Pancoast tumor with osseous destruction. 

Case Discussion

Pancoast tumor represents an apical lung malignancy, which may be identified on chest radiograph, AP shoulder or AP cervical spine films, either incidently or due to the symptomatology that was the indication for the film.  It is also one reason the lung apex is considered as a review area on all chest radiograph interpretations.
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Case information

rID: 21223
Published: 11th Jan 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest, Oncology
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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