steal syndrome

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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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Dermatologic manifestations and management of vascular steal syndrome in hemodialysis patients with arteriovenous fistulas.
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Kumar A, et al;19 demonstrated highly variable out comes for radio cephalic fistulas compared to brachiocephalic fistulae, the incidence of vascular steal syndrome was extremely rare (0%) in radiocephalic as compared to much higher (20%) in brachiocephalic fistulae.
Vascular steal syndrome is a condition where limb ischemia occurs due to the shunting of blood through the graft, resulting in an inadequate supply of blood being delivered to the distal extremity.