P. J. O'SULLIVAN, M.B.; S. L. MINKIN, M.D.; A. G. MAY, M.D.; E. O. LIPCHIK, M.D.; D. O. MARSH, M.B., CH.B.
A patient with transient ischemic attacks caused by vertebrobasilar arterial insufficiency is reported. Angiography showed siphoning of blood from the vertebral artery to the external carotid artery. Surgical correction of this lesion relieved the patient's symptoms. This is a previously unreported type of vascular steal syndrome. The other types of steal syndrome and the role of angiography in cerebral ischemia are briefly discussed.
O'SULLIVAN PJ, MINKIN SL, MAY AG, et al. External Carotid Steal Syndrome: Correction by Thromboendarterectomy. Ann Intern Med. 1969;70:1207–1210. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-70-6-1207
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;70(6):1207-1210.
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