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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

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