- Differential Diagnosis
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Differential Diagnosis For Pemberton's Sign
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- 13 possible diagnoses found
- Infected organ, Abscesses
- Neck space infection/Ludwig's angina
- Neoplastic Disorders
- Mediastinal tumor
- Mediastinum, lymphosarcoma/lymphoma
- Pancoast tumor/syndrome
- Anatomic, Foreign Body, Structural Disorders
- Neck compartment hemorrhage/hematoma
- Mediastinal mass
- Superior vena cava syndrome
- Primary thrombosis superior vena cava
- Thoracic Inlet Obstruction Physiology
- Arteriosclerotic, Vascular, Venous Disorders
- Aneurysm, thoracic aorta
- Reference to Organ System
- Mediastinal adenopathy
- Multinodular colloid adenomatous goiter
- Goiter, substernal
Described with substernal goiter with obstruction on inlet of neck and, argely vascular venous return problems with neck certain maneuvers; seen also with upper mediastinal masses and apical lung tumors as well as thoracic aortic aneurysm. This is manifest with arms held upward close to the head on either side and observing plethora of the face and disended neck and scalp veins. Next comes cyanosis regionally with distress worsened by valsalva maneuver.
Also known as Pemberton's maneuver as an endocrine disease sign.
- External Links Related to Pemberton's Sign
- PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- NGC (National Guideline Clearinghouse)
- Medscape (eMedicine)
- Harrison's Online (accessmedicine)
- NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)