steal syndrome


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Related to steal syndrome: subclavian artery, Still Syndrome
A symptom complex that occurs whenever there are extensive anastomoses between 2 vascular beds, and the arterial supply to one of the beds is stenosed or occluded, resulting in diversion of blood to the other vascular bed

steal syndrome

Steal, vascular steal syndrome Any Sx complex seen when there are extensive anastomoses between 2 vascular beds, and the arterial supply to one is stenosed or occluded, resulting in diversion of blood to the other vascular bed. See Coronary steal, Reverse cerebral steal. Cf 'Robin hood' syndrome.
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On other hand, there is no perfect test in medicine, including myocardial SPECT, to achieve differential diagnosis between steal syndrome and other possible causes.
When occlusion of a branch that causes steal syndrome cannot be achieved with angiographic intervention, surgical approach should be the choice of treatment.
Although there is no consensus on the description and the possible effects of the steal syndrome, we believe that the surgeon should keep this syndrome in mind and ligate all the side branches while harvesting the LIMA.