Subclavian steal effect

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert

Presentation

Transient ischaemic attacks

Patient Data

Age: 80
Gender: Female
MRI

High grade left proximal subclavian artery stenosis with signal loss of the left VA on time-of-flight images due to flow reversal.

Case Discussion

The normal antegrade flow signal of the left VA is missing in the 3D TOF images. On time-resolved 3D CE-MRA, the vessel shows delayed, retrograde contrast filling.

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Case information

rID: 14468
Case created: 28th Jul 2011
Last edited: 18th Jun 2016
System: Vascular
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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