Leriche’s syndrome

In medicine, aortoiliac occlusive disease, also known as Leriche’s syndrome and Leriche syndrome, is atherosclerotic occlusive disease involving the abdominal aorta and/or both of the iliac arteries.

Classically, it is described in male patients as a triad of symptoms consisting of:

claudication of the buttocks and thighs
atrophy of the musculature of the legs
impotence

This combination is known as Leriche syndrome. However, any number of symptoms may present, depending on the distribution and severity of the disease. Variable, chronic ischemia involving the lower limbs is a common presentation. Investigations: Angiography (aortography) Doppler


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