Friday, February 27, 2015

Study group discussion: Leriche syndrome

What is Leriche syndrome?

Claudication. Thrombosis of iliac veins in males, especially, in heavy smokers.

It's an Aortoiliac occlusive disease, a form of peripheral artery disease involving bifurcation of  abdominal aorta.

Triad seen in males as impotence, claudication, decreased or absent femoral pulse!

It's due to Atherosclerosis. Obesity, diabetes, smoking, age are risk factors.

Patients getting treated should be checked for CNS, CVS, 1st for any thrombosis and then go for the treatment of leg.

Doppler and USG is used to diagnose it.

Yup. Also Angiography, CT or MRI.

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