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A secretary with right arm weakness and reduced radial pulse

Author: Jean-François Paul, MD, Plessis-Robinson, France
Body Region: Cardiovascular

1. Patient presentation
2. CT Images
3. CT Findings
4. Diagnosis
5. References

1. Patient presentation

  • A 26-year-old female secretary presented with weakness and tingling in the right
    arm and diminution of right radial pulse in abduction.

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome was considered a possible diagnosis.

  • Contrast-enhanced CT was performed using a postural manoeuvre (extreme
    abduction) to evaluate the right subclavian artery.