What are the Various Clinical Symptoms (Physical signs) in Bronchial Carcinoma?
of the common symptoms of lung cancer on presentation are described below:
carcinoma can also directly invade the phrenic nerve, causing paralysis of the
diaphragm. It can involve the oesophagus, producing progressive dysphagia, and
the pericardium, producing pericardial effusion and malignant dysrhynthmias.
The following table gives the frequency of the common presenting symptoms of bronchial carcinoma:
Symptoms due to tumour in the bronchus:
obstruction often causes distal infection because there is interference with bronchial
drainage. This permits the development of pneumonia which may either be slow to
respond to treatment or recurs at the same site. A lung abscess can develop in
the infected lung distal to a bronchial tumour.
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