Pancoast Syndrome Questions & Answers

Updated: Jan 21, 2020
  • Author: Karl J D'Silva, MD; Chief Editor: Nagla Abdel Karim, MD, PhD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Pancoast syndrome?

What is the pathophysiology of Pancoast syndrome?

What causes Pancoast syndrome?

What are the risk factors for Pancoast syndrome?

What is the prevalence of Pancoast syndrome?

What is the prognosis of Pancoast syndrome?

What are the mortality and survival rates for Pancoast syndrome?

What is the prevalence of relapse in Pancoast syndrome?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Pancoast syndrome?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Pancoast syndrome?

DDX

Why is the diagnosis of Pancoast syndrome often delayed?

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of Pancoast syndrome?

What are the differential diagnoses for Pancoast Syndrome?

Workup

How is Pancoast syndrome diagnosed?

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of Pancoast syndrome?

What is the role of imaging in the workup of Pancoast syndrome?

What is the role of chest radiography in the workup of Pancoast syndrome?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of Pancoast syndrome?

What is the role of arteriography or phlebography in the workup of Pancoast syndrome?

What is the role of ECG in the workup of Pancoast syndrome?

How is Pancoast syndrome staged?

Treatment

How is Pancoast syndrome treated?

What is included in the preoperative workup for Pancoast syndrome?

What is the role of chemoradiotherapy in the treatment of Pancoast syndrome?

What is the role of radiation therapy in the treatment of Pancoast syndrome?

What is the role of chemotherapy in the treatment of Pancoast syndrome?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Pancoast syndrome?

How are Pancoast tumors surgically resected?

What is the role of radiation therapy in the post-operative treatment of Pancoast syndrome?

What are the possible complications of surgical resection of Pancoast tumors?

What is included in palliative care for Pancoast syndrome?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of Pancoast syndrome?

Which medications in the drug class Antineoplastics, Other are used in the treatment of Pancoast Syndrome?