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Cerebral embolism: distal subclavian disease as a rare etiology.
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PMID:  16711343     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Subclavian artery occlusive disease is usually secondary to persistent compression caused by thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) and rarely due to focal atherosclerosis. Emboli from diseased vessel can flow retrograde to the vertebral or carotid arteries to produce ischemic infarct with or without neurological deficit. We are reporting two cases of distal subclavian artery disease presenting with cerebral embolization, an unusual manifestation. Such surgically correctable lesions producing cerebral emboli and stroke needs consideration while evaluating patients with unusual presentation to prevent further occurrence of stroke.
Iram Naz; Ziad Sophie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  56     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-22     Completed Date:  2006-06-29     Revised Date:  2008-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  Pakistan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  186-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, The Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi.
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MeSH Terms
Intracranial Embolism / diagnosis,  etiology*
Middle Aged
Subclavian Steal Syndrome / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery

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