Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2017, Page: 28-31
Arterial Thromboembolism Secondary to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Lauren Kopicky, Department of Surgery, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY, USA
Kristian Hochberg, Department of Surgery, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY, USA
Received: May 21, 2017;       Accepted: Aug. 16, 2017;       Published: Oct. 17, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijcts.20170304.12      View  1285      Downloads  103
Abstract
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.
Keywords
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Thromboembolism, Upper Extremity Claudication
To cite this article
Lauren Kopicky, Kristian Hochberg, Arterial Thromboembolism Secondary to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, International Journal of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery. Vol. 3, No. 4, 2017, pp. 28-31. doi: 10.11648/j.ijcts.20170304.12
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