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Title: Thromboembolic stroke associated with thoracic outlet syndrome.
Authors: Meumann, Ella M;Chuen, Jason;Fitt, Gregory J;Perchyonok, Yuliya;Pond, Franklin;Dewey, Helen M
Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Vascular Surgery, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Department of Radiology, Austin Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 4-Oct-2013
Citation: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience 2013; 21(5): 886-889
Abstract: Thoracic outlet syndrome occurs due to compression of the neurovascular structures as they exit the thorax. Subclavian arterial compression is usually due to a cervical rib, and is rarely associated with thromboembolic stroke. The mechanism of cerebral embolisation associated with the thoracic outlet syndrome is poorly understood, but may be due to retrograde propagation of thrombus or transient retrograde flow within the subclavian artery exacerbated by arm abduction. We report an illustrative patient and review the clinical features, imaging findings and management of stroke associated with thoracic outlet syndrome.
Internal ID Number: 24321459
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/11982
DOI: 10.1016/j.jocn.2013.07.030
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24321459
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Cervical rib
Ischaemic stroke
Thoracic outlet syndrome
Adolescent
Female
Humans
Stroke.complications.diagnosis
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.complications.diagnosis
Thromboembolism.complications.diagnosis
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