Leriche's Syndrome Presenting as Sciatica

Yao Chang Wang, Yen Shuo Chiu, Chi Hsiao Yeh

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Abstract

Sciatica is a common cause of lower back pain and claudication; the true etiology is often misunderstood. We report a case of a 53-year-old man who presented with sciatica. Clinically, there was evidence of aortoiliac obstruction with the absence of femoral pulses and a vascular index of 0.4 at the ankle. An aortogram revealed a very tight irregular stenosis of the aortic bifurcation and bilateral proximal common iliac arteries. After resection of diseased aorta, an aortoiliac graft was inserted. The symptoms subsided. This case highlights the importance of performing a complete vascular evaluation in patients diagnosed with sciatica.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)694.e1-694.e3
JournalAnnals of Vascular Surgery
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2010

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Leriche Syndrome
Sciatica
Blood Vessels
Iliac Artery
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Low Back Pain
Thigh
Ankle
Aorta
Transplants

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Leriche's Syndrome Presenting as Sciatica. / Wang, Yao Chang; Chiu, Yen Shuo; Yeh, Chi Hsiao.

In: Annals of Vascular Surgery, Vol. 24, No. 5, 01.01.2010, p. 694.e1-694.e3.

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Wang, Yao Chang ; Chiu, Yen Shuo ; Yeh, Chi Hsiao. / Leriche's Syndrome Presenting as Sciatica. In: Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2010 ; Vol. 24, No. 5. pp. 694.e1-694.e3.
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