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Aortoiliac Occlusive Disease

Aortoiliac occlusive disease, also known as Leriche's syndrome, is atherosclerotic occlusive disease involving the abdominal aorta and/or both of the iliac arteries.

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

  1. Claudication of the buttocks and thighs
  2. Atrophy of the musculature of the legs
  3. Impotence (due to paralysis of the L1 nerve)

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.

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  • Aortoiliac bypass graft
  • Axillofemoral and femoral-femoral bypass (sometimes abbreviated "ax-fem fem-fem")

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