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      Venous Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Simulating Subclavian Stenosis in a Hemodialysis Patient

      American Journal of Nephrology

      S. Karger AG

      Hemodialysis, Subclavian stenosis

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          Hemodialysis-associated subclavian venous stenosis should be suspected when upper extremity edema occurs after a graft or fistula has been placed there. Alternatively, venous thoracic outlet syndrome could also produce venous congestion, simulating subclavian stenosis. The latter diagnosis was unsuspected until central subclavian vein obstruction on venography became complete, with the arm passively hyperabducted. The patient’s symptoms resolved after surgical decompression. Causes of thoracic outlet obstruction are reviewed.

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          Am J Nephrol
          American Journal of Nephrology
          S. Karger AG
          December 1998
          09 December 1998
          : 18
          : 6
          : 562-564
          Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston, Mass., USA
          13409 Am J Nephrol 1998;18:562–564
          © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Hemodialysis, Subclavian stenosis


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