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steal syndromeSteal, 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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