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Medical Term:

Pancoast tumor

Pronunciation: pan'kost

Definition: any carcinoma of the lung apex causing the Pancoast syndrome by invasion or compression of the brachial plexus and stellate ganglion.

Synonym(s): superior pulmonary sulcus tumor

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