Apical bronchial carcinoma is the most common cause of Pancoast’s syndrome. Of the many other causes reported, infection is a rare one. A literature review is presented and a case of Pancoast’s syndrome, secondary to apical lung pneumonia with bronchocutaneous fistulisation caused by Staphylococcus aureus infection, is reported. Clinical and radiological resolution was achieved after treatment with antibiotics.
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