Coexistent ipsilateral subclavian steal and thoracic outlet compression syndromes

J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1975 Jun;69(6):874-5.


In this report we shall describe a 34-year old woman who presented with signs and symptoms of ipsilateral subclavian steal and thoracic outlet compression syndromes. The diagnosis was confirmed by arteriography and measurement of nerve conduction velocities. Via a single approach, the first rib was resected, the left subclavian artery was ligated at its takeoff, and flow was re-established with a woven Dacron graft. Two years postoperatively, the woman has equal and full pulses and blood pressure bilaterally, good strength, and no evidence of muscle atrophy.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aorta / surgery
  • Aortography
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neural Conduction
  • Polyethylene Terephthalates
  • Ribs / surgery
  • Subclavian Artery / surgery
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome / complications*
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome / surgery
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome / complications*
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome / diagnosis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome / surgery


  • Polyethylene Terephthalates