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

Felipe Fregni, Luiz Eduardo Coutinho Castelo-Branco, Adriana Bastos Conforto, Fabio Iuji Yamamoto, Cynthia Resende Campos, Paulo Puglia Jr., José Guilherme Mendes Pereira Caldas, Milberto Scaff
2003 Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria  
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
more » ... 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.
doi:10.1590/s0004-282x2003000100018 pmid:12715028 fatcat:xoe3n7gj55evvhl36kxazdr2xu