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Pancoast’s syndrome secondary to lung infection with cutaneous fistulisation caused by Staphylococcus aureus
  1. R Comet1,
  2. M Monteagudo1,
  3. S Herranz1,
  4. X Gallardo2,
  5. B Font1
  1. 1Internal Medicine Department, Hospital de Sabadell, Fundació Parc Taulí–Institut Universitari (UAB), Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain
  2. 2Radiology Department, Hospital de Sabadell
  1. Correspondence to:
    M Monteagudo
    Internal Medicine Department, Hospital de Sabadell, Parc Taulí s/n, 08208, Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain; mmonteagudo{at}


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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  • Informed consent was obtained for publication of the patient’s details described in this report.