CARLOS M. RAMIREZ-BOETTNER, M.D.; OMAR D. SOSA, M.D.; JACQUES BALANZÁ, M.D.; RICARDO MORENO CÁLCENA, M.D.
In 1960 Contorni (1) and in 1961 Toole (2) and Reivich (3) described the change in blood flow in the vertebral system which may be produced by the occlusion of the subclavian artery.
Several papers have been published on the subject (5-7). However, according to an editorial comment in the ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE (8), no case of reversal of blood flow of the right carotid artery caused by occlusion of the innominate artery has been described in man, in spite of its experimental production in dogs.
We describe here a case that shows clearly a reversal of blood flow
RAMIREZ-BOETTNER CM, SOSA OD, BALANZÁ J, CÁLCENA RM. "Subclavian Steal Syndrome" with Reversal of Blood Flow in the Right Carotid Artery. Ann Intern Med. ;64:142–144. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-1-142
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(1):142-144.
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