Subclavian steal syndrome as the presenting feature of hypervascular thyroid nodule

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Kanko M., Ciftci E. , Efendi H., Berki K.

NEUROLOGY INDIA, vol.54, no.1, pp.94-96, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/0028-3886.24720
  • Title of Journal : NEUROLOGY INDIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.94-96


Subclavian steal syndrom (SSS) is a clinical entity characterized by brachial and basilar insufficiency as a result of critical proximal subclavian artery stenosis or occlusion. We report a patient of giant hypervascular thyroid nodule presenting with features of SSS. The left hand ischemia and symptoms of vertebro-basilar artery in our patient were probably related to stealing of blood by the hypervascular thyroid nodule from the subclavian artery. The patient was relieved of the symptoms upon percutaneous subclavian stent placement.