Original Article

The Long Outcome in Patients with Carotico-Subclavian Bypass Surgery for Subclavian Steal Syndrome

  • Özcan Gür
  • Selami Gürkan
  • Güven Karaca
  • Volkan Yüksel
  • Serhat Hüseyin
  • Suat Canbaz
  • Turan Ege

Received Date: 10.05.2012 Accepted Date: 15.08.2012 Meandros Med Dent J 2012;13(2):11-13

OBJECTIVE:

In our study we aimed to evaluate long term outcome of carotico-subclavian bypass surgery in patients with subclavian steal syndrome.

MATERIALS and METHODS:

We evaluated the patients who underwent caroticosubclavian bypass surgery between the years 1999 and 2011 in our clinic. Total number of patients was 6 (5 female and 1 male). The mean age of the patients was 60.8±2.1 (48- 78). The patients presented with claducatio of upper extremities, headache, dizziness, and differences in arterial pressure between two arms.

RESULTS:

There were no complications after the carotico-subclavian bypass surgery. The differences in arterial pressure between the two arms disappeared together with the symptoms after the surgery.

CONCLUSION:

Carotico-subclavian bypass surgery is a procedure with low mortality and morbidity rates and good long term outcomes in patients with subclavian steal syndrome.

Keywords: Subclavian steal syndrome, vascular patency, long term results