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Acute subclavian steal syndrome following blunt thoracic trauma
  1. A. Blesovsky,
  2. V. Colanceski1,
  3. J. Ferguson,
  4. W. Urquhart
  1. Newcastle Cardiothoracic Surgery Service, Shotley Bridge General Hospital, Consett


    A rare case of acute subclavian steal syndrome following blunt thoracic trauma is described. By aortography, obstruction of the origin of the left subclavian artery was found and the reversed flow through the vertebral artery was demonstrated. This injury was successfully treated by an aortosubclavian bypass Dacron prosthesis using a left posterolateral thoracotomy approach.

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    • 1 Present address: Cardiothoracic Department, Surgical Clinic, Medical Faculty, Skopje, Yugoslavia