Cadaveric observation of an aberrant left subclavian artery: A possible cause of thoracic outlet syndrome

Konuskan B., Bozkurt M., Tagil S., Ozcakar L.

CLINICAL ANATOMY, vol.18, no.3, pp.215-216, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ca.20074
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL ANATOMY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-216
  • Keywords: thoracic outlet syndrome, aberrant left subclavian artery, Adson test, cadaver
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


We report a rare anomaly of the left subclavian artery, Coursing through the scalenus anterior muscle, that may cause thoracic outlet syndrome. We also discuss the anatomical basis of the possible diagnostic maneuvers for patients with thoracic outlet syndrome. (c) 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.