subclavian steal syndrome


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subclavian

 [sub-kla´ve-an]
below the clavicle.
subclavian steal syndrome cerebral or brainstem ischemia resulting from diversion of blood flow from the basilar artery to the subclavian artery, in the presence of occlusive disease of the proximal portion of the subclavian artery.

sub·cla·vi·an steal syn·drome

symptoms of vertebrobasilar insufficiency resulting from subclavian steal.

sub·cla·vi·an steal syn·drome

symptoms of vertebrobasilar insufficiency resulting from subclavian steal.

subclavian steal syndrome

Aortic arch syndrome, carotid artery occlusive syndrome, subclavian artery occlusive syndrome, vertebral-basilar artery disease Neurology Cerebrovascular insufficiency due to stenosis or occlusion of the left subclavian artery proximal to the origin of vertebral artery Etiology ASHD, blood clots, trauma, congenital defects and vascular malformations, after neurosurgery, Takayasu's arteritis, thrombosis, trauma, and tumors, exacerbated by exercise of the upper extremity Clinical Neurologic Sx, ↓ pulse, altered BP. See Steal. Cf 'Robin Hood syndrome. '.

sub·cla·vi·an steal syn·drome

(sŭb-klāvē-ăn stēl sin'drōm)
Symptoms of vertebrobasilar insufficiency resulting from subclavian steal.

subclavian steal syndrome

A phenomenon caused by a partial blockage of one of the main arteries that gives branches to the head and then to the arms. Use of the arm may divert blood from the head, leading to VERTIGO, headache, uncontrollable deviation of the eyes, double vision, nausea and vomiting. There is a serious risk of STROKE.
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Differential diagnosis includes intracranial vascular disease, carotid artery disease, vertebral artery disease, brain tumor, and subdural hematoma.[2,4-5] Diagnosis of subclavian steal syndrome [2] is confirmed by carotid duplex ultrasonography, magnetic resonance or computed tomographic angiography.
[2] Invasive treatment of subclavian steal syndrome is indicated in symptomatic patients.
Diagnosis of subclavian steal syndrome using dynamic time-resolved magnetic resonance angiography: a technical note.
Mid-Term results of subclavian steal syndromes operated by caroticoaxillary/subclavian bypass grafts.
Investigation and management of subclavian steal syndrome. British Journal of Surgery 1994; 81: 1093-5.
Percutaneous transluminal stent placement to treat subclavian steal syndrome. Journal of vascular an Interventional Radiology 1996; 7: 351-6.
Subclavian Steal Syndrome (SSS) is a condition that results from subclavian artery stenosis proximal to the origin of the vertebral artery.
Subclavian steal syndrome is often found in patient with concomitant cardiovascular diseases including lower- extremity peripheral artery disease and coronary artery disease.