Leriche Syndrome (Block in Lower Aorta)


The symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Pulselessness
  • Pallor
  • Parasthesia
  • Paralysis
  • Prostration
Tests to diagnose: 

Imaging assessment

CT angiography is probably best mode of assessment. In those patient where CT is not possible, contrast enhanced MR angiography may be good option

CT angiography

Will allows direct anatomical visualisation of  the location of the stenosis and occlusion, the presence of concomitant occlusive disease affecting visceral arteries, the type and extent of collateralization, and the level of the most proximal and distal arterial segments amenable to stent-graft placement.


Treatment options include aorto-iliac bypass surgery or kissing balloon angioplasty + / - stent implantation.