Ritsuko Komaki1*, Jeremy Erasmus2, Junya Fujimoto3, Reza J Mehran4 and James D Cox1
1Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
2Department of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
3Department of Molecular Pathology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
4Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA
There has been a big confusion about the definition of Pancoast Tumor and Superior Sulcus Tumors (SST) which originate from the extreme apex of the lung and cause pains and distinct symptoms/ signs at the presentation depending on which critical anatomical structures involved by the tumors. Pancoast Tumor is posteriorly located SST causing Horner’s syndrome or more specifically related involvement of sympathetic satellite ganglia etc. We will describe three types of SST by images and options of treatment related location of the tumor as well as molecular or immunologically targeted treatment as a part of multidisciprinally approach.
Lung neoplasms; Non-small-cell lung carcinoma; Superior sulcus tumors; Pancoast’s syndrome; Differential diagnosis; Diagnostic imaging; Multidisciplinary treatment; Outcome
Komaki R, Erasmus J, Fujimoto J, Mehran RJ, Cox JD. Definition and Management of Superior Sulcus Tumors. Ann Thorac Oncol Res. 2018; 1(3): 1012.