Diagnosis and percutaneous treatment of partial subclavian steal: Doppler ultrasonography and phase contrast magnetic resonance angiography findings and a brief review of the literature


AKIN K., Kosehan D., Kirbas I., Yildirim M., Koktener A.

Japanese Journal of Radiology, vol.29, no.3, pp.207-211, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11604-010-0521-2
  • Journal Name: Japanese Journal of Radiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.207-211
  • Keywords: Subclavian steal, Ultrasonography, Doppler, Spiral computed tomography, Magnetic resonance angiography, Angiography, digital subtraction, VERTEBRAL ARTERIES

Abstract

A 66-year-old woman presented with back pain and arm claudication. Severe stenosis of the left proximal subclavian artery was detected incidentally by thorax computed tomography. Doppler ultrasonography and phase contrast magnetic resonance angiography (PCMRA) evaluation revealed partial subclavian steal. The stenosis was successfully treated with percutaneous stenting. Imaging findings are described and a brief review of the literature emphasizing the role of PCMRA in diagnosing partial steal is discussed. © 2011 Japan Radiological Society.