Subclavian steal syndrome in anomalous connection of the left subclavian artery to the pulmonary artery in d-transposition of the great arteries

Pediatr Cardiol. 2001 Jan-Feb;22(1):60-2. doi: 10.1007/s002460010155.


Several reports have documented the occurrence of an isolated left subclavian artery in association with both tetralogy of Fallot and double-outlet right ventricle. In certain cases a congenital subclavian or pulmonary artery steal syndrome exists in which the left subclavian artery is connected to the main pulmonary artery via a ductus arteriosus. We describe a subclavian steal syndrome secondary to anomalous origin of the left subclavian artery from the pulmonary artery in d-transposition of the great arteries in a patient with Spondylocostal dysostosis (SCD). Cardiac anomalies are rare in SCD and this constellation of findings have not previously been described.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies / pathology*
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / complications
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Pulmonary Artery / abnormalities*
  • Pulmonary Artery / surgery
  • Subclavian Artery / abnormalities*
  • Subclavian Artery / surgery
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome / complications
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome / congenital*
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Transposition of Great Vessels / pathology*