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Unusual association of diseases/symptoms
Essential thrombocythaemia presenting with subclavian artery thrombosis and multiple embolic events
  1. Kishore Raj Kumar,
  2. Michelle Kiley
  1. Royal Adelaide Hospital, Neurology, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, 5006, Australia
  1. Kishore Raj Kumar, kkumaradel{at}


The present report describes a case of in situ thrombosis of the left subclavian artery complicated by posterior circulation stroke, left arm ischaemia and possibly ischaemic pancreatitis. Essential thrombocythaemia was found to be the underlying cause.

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