Atormac
briv
Neurology India
menu-bar5 Open access journal indexed with Index Medicus
  Users online: 8459  
 Home | Login 
About Editorial board Articlesmenu-bullet NSI Publicationsmenu-bullet Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe Videos Etcetera Contact
  Navigate Here 
 »   Next article
 »   Previous article
 »   Table of Contents

 Resource Links
 »   Similar in PUBMED
 »Related articles
 »   Citation Manager
 »   Access Statistics
 »   Reader Comments
 »   Email Alert *
 »   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed400    
    Printed12    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded6    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal

 

 BRIEF REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 69  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1777--1780

A Rare Case of Stroke in an Adolescent Violinist Due to Thoracic Outlet Syndrome


1 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, United States
2 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital; Department of Neurology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, United States
3 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, United States

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sonal Bhatia
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital, 125 Doughty Street, Suite 550 E, Charleston, SC 29425
United States
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.333506

Rights and Permissions

Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS), a rare condition, results from the compression of neurovascular structures traversing from the neck through the thoracic outlet into the axilla. It can develop from chronic repetitive activities of the upper extremities, commonly reported in athletes playing sports involving vigorous use of arms and shoulders. While symptoms of neurovascular compression can occur, stroke due to TOS in children is not commonly reported. We describe a rare case of a healthy 14-year-old boy, a competitive violinist, with acute limb ischemia from extensive occlusive thrombi involving several arteries in the right upper extremity as well as the right vertebral artery, which ultimately caused infarcts in the bilateral posterior circulation. The etiology was determined to be TOS leading to impingement of the right subclavian artery by a fused cervical rib aggravated by patient's prolonged violin practice. This case represents the first description of stroke from TOS in an adolescent violinist.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article

Online since 20th March '04
Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow