Conservative Management of Neuropathic Pain in a Patient With Pancoast-Tobias Syndrome: A Case Report.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Pancoast-Tobias syndrome characterizes the signs and symptoms of a superior pulmonary sulcus tumor, and includes arm and shoulder pain, atrophy of intrinsic hand muscles, and ipsilateral Horner syndrome. The rarity and overall poor prognosis of patients with superior pulmonary sulcus tumors associated with Pancoast-Tobias syndrome has led to few reports detailing pain management strategies with adjunctive therapies, such as continuous infusions of ketamine and lidocaine, chemotherapy, radiation, and multimodal oral medication regimens. This case highlights the diagnosis and treatment of pain in a patient with Pancoast-Tobias syndrome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jones, JH; Li, A; Smith, SK; Roy, L; Fras, AM

Published Date

  • July 15, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 29 - 31

PubMed ID

  • 29634575

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2575-3126

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1213/XAA.0000000000000718


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States