Pancoast tumor with cystic cerebral metastasis


Pancoast tumor or superior sulcus tumor is subtype of non squamous cell lung cancer that involves the apical lung and usually extends outside the thoracic cavity into the root of the neck. It is manifested by numbness and weakness of the upper limb from compression or invasion of the brachial plexus. Histologically squamous cell carcinoma is the commonest encountered subtype however adenocarcinoma is the second most common.