Treatment of subclavian steal syndrome with percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting: case report

Arq Neuropsiquiatr. 2003 Mar;61(1):95-9. doi: 10.1590/s0004-282x2003000100018. Epub 2003 Apr 16.


Subclavian steal syndrome refers to the association of neurological symptoms related to vertebrobasilar insufficiency and the phenomenon of subclavian steal. We report the case of a 63 year-old male patient that presented subclavian steal syndrome and severe proximal (80%) stenosis of the left subclavian artery. The patient was submitted to percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting on the left SA. The procedure was well tolerated and immediately afterwards, there was complete remission of the symptoms and of the phenomenon of subclavian steal evaluated by angiography and transcranial doppler. We propose that percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with stenting placement is a good therapeutic option for subclavian steal syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Angioplasty, Balloon*
  • Coronary Artery Bypass
  • Coronary Disease / complications
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Radiography
  • Stents*
  • Subclavian Artery* / diagnostic imaging
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome / complications
  • Subclavian Steal Syndrome / therapy*