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Pancoast Tumor (cont.)

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Author: Shabir Bhimji, MD, Consulting Surgeon, Cardiac Surgical Associates of West Texas.

Coauthor(s): Sarah K May, MD, Consulting Staff, Department of Hematology-Oncology, Caritas Carney Hospital, Commonwealth Hematology-Oncology, PC.

Editors: Winston W Tan, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Mayo Medical School; Mary L Windle, Pharm D, Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy; Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine.com, Inc; Shreekanth V Karwande, MBBS, Chair, Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Utah School of Medicine and Medical Center.

Last Editorial Review: 10/17/2005

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In 1932, Pancoast defined a superior pulmonary sulcus tumor as a mass growing at the thoracic inlet that produces a constant and characteristic clinical presentation of pain in an eighth cervical or first and second thoracic trunk distribution.

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