Skip to Content

painful apical syndrome

Pronunciation: pan'ful a'pi-kal sin'drom

Definition: a constellation of pain syndromes associated with invasion of a tumor of the apex of the lung into the structures of the upper chest cavity; the Pancoast syndrome is a specific example of painful apical syndrome.

See Also: Pancoast syndrome

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Hide