L. FELDMAN, M.D.; I. DAVIDSOHN, M.D.; G. DANELIUS, M.D.
The term "superior pulmonary sulcus tumor" was introduced by Pancoast1 in 1932 to designate a special tumor producing a complex that was characterized by: (a) Pain around the shoulder and down the arm; (b) Horner's syndrome (unilateral ptosis, miosis, enophthalmos and anhidrosis); (c) roentgen-ray evidence of a small homogeneous shadow at the extreme apex, of local rib destruction, and often of infiltration into the adjacent vertebrae; (d) atrophy of muscles of arm and hand; (e) and finding a tumor at the thoracic inlet. Pancoast based his conclusions on a study of seven cases. Four of them he had reported already
FELDMAN L, DAVIDSOHN I, DANELIUS G. THE SO-CALLED SUPERIOR PULMONARY SULCUS TUMOR1. Ann Intern Med. ;12:1507–1521. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-9-1507
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;12(9):1507-1521.
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