Leriche's syndrome

Leriche's syndrome

[lərēshs′]
Etymology: René Leriche, French surgeon, 1879-1955
a vascular disorder marked by gradual occlusion of the terminal aorta, bilateral iliac arteries, or both; intermittent claudication in the buttocks, thighs, or calves; absence of pulsation in femoral arteries; pallor and coldness of the legs; gangrene of the toes; and, in men, impotence. Symptoms are the result of chronic tissue hypoxia caused by inadequate arterial perfusion of the affected areas. Treatment may include endarterectomy, embolectomy, or synthetic bypass graft at the aortic bifurcation.

reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome

A painful disorder in which there is evidence of overactivity of the sympathetic nervous system with trophic changes in skin.
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The importance of investigating the internal thoracic artery before coronary artery surgery in Leriche's syndrome.
The second section contains links to a couple score of cardiology teaching cases on topics from angina, to iron overload and Leriche's syndrome, to viral myocarditis.