Arterial Thromboembolism Secondary to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
International Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2017, Pages: 28-31
Received: May 21, 2017;
Accepted: Aug. 16, 2017;
Published: Oct. 17, 2017
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Lauren Kopicky, Department of Surgery, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY, USA
Kristian Hochberg, Department of Surgery, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY, USA
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Effective treatment of arterial thoracic outlet syndrome includes early recognition and timely correction, with sufficient decompression of the thoracic outlet. A 56-year-old female suffered recrudescent right upper extremity ischemia due to thromboembolic event, raising suspicion for arterial thoracic outlet syndrome and prompting further imaging studies for confirmation. Decompression of the thoracic outlet by first rib resection and scalenectomy, followed by stenting of the diseased subclavian artery, allowed for resolution of arterial thoracic outlet syndrome.
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Thromboembolism, Upper Extremity Claudication
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