Leriche's syndrome is the term used for a group of symptoms that are caused by a certain type of Reference peripheral arterial disease Opens New Window of the legs. In Leriche's syndrome, blood flow in the Reference aorta Opens New Window is blocked in the stomach area. This blocks blood flow to the legs. In men, blood flow to the penis is also blocked.
The following symptoms happen:
- Leg weakness or numbness.
- Pain in the thighs, hips, and buttocks (Reference intermittent claudication Opens New Window).
- Erectile dysfunction (impotence).
- Weak pulse in the thigh arteries (femoral arteries).
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 14, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Reference David A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery