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Pancoast Tumor
Sonia L. Betancourt Cuellar, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Clinical Issues

          • Diagnostic Checklist

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Abbreviations

              • Pancoast tumor (PT)
            • Synonyms

              • Superior sulcus tumor (SST)
            • Definitions

              • Apical lung cancer with chest wall invasion
              • Pancoast syndrome; associated neurological dysfunction

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • Radiographic Findings

                • CT Findings

                  • MR Findings

                    • Imaging Recommendations

                      DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                        PATHOLOGY

                        • General Features

                          • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                            • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                              CLINICAL ISSUES

                              • Presentation

                                • Demographics

                                  • Natural History & Prognosis

                                    • Treatment

                                      DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                      • Consider

                                        • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                          • Reporting Tips

                                            Selected References

                                            1. Heo SH et al: Imaging of actinomycosis in various organs: a comprehensive review. Radiographics. 34(1):19-33, 2014
                                            2. Foroulis CN et al: Superior sulcus (Pancoast) tumors: current evidence on diagnosis and radical treatment. J Thorac Dis. 5(Suppl 4):S342-58, 2013
                                            3. Kanne JP et al: CT findings of pulmonary nocardiosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 197(2):W266-72, 2011
                                            4. Bruzzi JF et al: Imaging of non-small cell lung cancer of the superior sulcus: part 2: initial staging and assessment of resectability and therapeutic response. Radiographics. 28(2):561-72, 2008
                                            5. Bruzzi JF et al: Imaging of non-small cell lung cancer of the superior sulcus: part 1: anatomy, clinical manifestations, and management. Radiographics. 28(2):551-60; quiz 620, 2008
                                            6. Pitz CC et al: Surgical treatment of Pancoast tumours. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 26(1):202-8, 2004
                                            7. Jett JR: Superior sulcus tumors and Pancoast's syndrome. Lung Cancer. 42 Suppl 2(S17-21, 2003
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                                            KEY FACTS

                                            • Terminology

                                              • Imaging

                                                • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                                  • Clinical Issues

                                                    • Diagnostic Checklist

                                                      TERMINOLOGY

                                                      • Abbreviations

                                                        • Pancoast tumor (PT)
                                                      • Synonyms

                                                        • Superior sulcus tumor (SST)
                                                      • Definitions

                                                        • Apical lung cancer with chest wall invasion
                                                        • Pancoast syndrome; associated neurological dysfunction

                                                      IMAGING

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Radiographic Findings

                                                          • CT Findings

                                                            • MR Findings

                                                              • Imaging Recommendations

                                                                DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                                  PATHOLOGY

                                                                  • General Features

                                                                    • Staging, Grading, & Classification

                                                                      • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                                        CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                                        • Presentation

                                                                          • Demographics

                                                                            • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                              • Treatment

                                                                                DIAGNOSTIC CHECKLIST

                                                                                • Consider

                                                                                  • Image Interpretation Pearls

                                                                                    • Reporting Tips

                                                                                      Selected References

                                                                                      1. Heo SH et al: Imaging of actinomycosis in various organs: a comprehensive review. Radiographics. 34(1):19-33, 2014
                                                                                      2. Foroulis CN et al: Superior sulcus (Pancoast) tumors: current evidence on diagnosis and radical treatment. J Thorac Dis. 5(Suppl 4):S342-58, 2013
                                                                                      3. Kanne JP et al: CT findings of pulmonary nocardiosis. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 197(2):W266-72, 2011
                                                                                      4. Bruzzi JF et al: Imaging of non-small cell lung cancer of the superior sulcus: part 2: initial staging and assessment of resectability and therapeutic response. Radiographics. 28(2):561-72, 2008
                                                                                      5. Bruzzi JF et al: Imaging of non-small cell lung cancer of the superior sulcus: part 1: anatomy, clinical manifestations, and management. Radiographics. 28(2):551-60; quiz 620, 2008
                                                                                      6. Pitz CC et al: Surgical treatment of Pancoast tumours. Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 26(1):202-8, 2004
                                                                                      7. Jett JR: Superior sulcus tumors and Pancoast's syndrome. Lung Cancer. 42 Suppl 2(S17-21, 2003