Aortoiliac occlusive disease

Aortoiliac occlusive disease (AIOD), also known as Leriche's syndrome and Leriche syndrome, occurs commonly in patients with peripheral vascular disease (PVD). The exact prevalence of the condition is unknown due to the silent nature of the disease, with more than half of patients being asymptomatic. However, the incidence of PVD is known to increase with advancing age so that, by the age of 70 years, as much as 25% of the US population is affected. Magnetic resonance angiography, usually performed via the femoral approach, provides detailed images of arterial segments and information on the type of pathology involved in PVD.

Created 08/09/2011 Last updated 15/05/2012