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Question Pancoast tumor and Superior Vena Cava Syndrome!

doe pancoast tumour causes superior vena cava syndrome ???
in Uworld it says no but in searching for that on net found that it may cause it so????
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what i remember uworld does not say pancoast tumor does not cause SVC syndrome. it says if choosing between pancoast tumor and mediastinal mass.mediastinal mass is more likely to cause SVC syndrome as SVC lies in the mediastinum
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what i remember uworld does not say pancoast tumor does not cause SVC syndrome. it says if choosing between pancoast tumor and mediastinal mass.mediastinal mass is more likely to cause SVC syndrome as SVC lies in the mediastinum
exactly this q , but if the pancoast tumor is not the right choice then it does not cause it , or they got 2 true answers?????
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mediastinal mass usually causes compression of SVC. however pancoast tumor rarely causes compression of SVC. pancoast tumor more often causes horner's syndrome.
this difference is due to their location.
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