A patient presenting with Pancoast syndrome was definitely diagnosed to have pulmonary leiomyosarcoma. The patient underwent a right upper lobectomy combined with resection of the chest wall, including the 1st to 3rd ribs. The disease recurred rapidly at the local and distant sites. No previous reports about pulmonary sarcoma presenting as a Pancoast tumor were found in the literature. The possibility of primary pulmonary leiomyosarcoma should be considered, and early detection and surgical resection are necessary when a round or oval tumor with necrosis is observed in the apex of the lung.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine
- Cell Biology