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Infrequent origin of a peripheral embolism: Arterial thoracic outlet syndrome in a young woman [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2020; 48(3): 309-311 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2019.59056

Infrequent origin of a peripheral embolism: Arterial thoracic outlet syndrome in a young woman

Berhan Keskin, İsmail Balaban, Seda Tanyeri, Ahmet Karaduman, Ali Karagöz
Department of Cardiology, Kartal Koşuyolu Heart Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

Arterial thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is caused by the compression of the subclavian or axillary artery between the ribs and the scalene muscles. Patients may present with various clinical conditions. Herein, we report a case of arterial TOS who presented with peripheral embolism. Arterial TOS is an uncommon cause of peripheral embolism. The diagnostic approach and treatment methods used are discussed. Clinicians should keep this diagnosis in mind and manage these cases according to the clinical appearance.

Keywords: Balloon angiography, peripheral embolism; thoracic outlet syndrome.













How to cite this article
Berhan Keskin, İsmail Balaban, Seda Tanyeri, Ahmet Karaduman, Ali Karagöz. Infrequent origin of a peripheral embolism: Arterial thoracic outlet syndrome in a young woman. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2020; 48(3): 309-311

Corresponding Author: Berhan Keskin, Türkiye
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