Journal article

"Choke" Vessels Between Vascular Territories of the Abdominal Wall: Literature Review and Rare Case of Leriche's Syndrome

Xuan Ye, Warren M Rozen, Alberto Alonso-Burgos, Mark W Ashton

CLINICAL ANATOMY | WILEY | Published : 2012

Abstract

We undertook a review of the anatomical changes of "choke" vessels between the internal thoracic artery (ITA) and deep inferior epigastric artery (DIEA), as highlighted by a case of aortoiliac occlusive disease (Leriche's syndrome), and discuss the physiological concepts observed with regard to surgical delay procedures within the abdominal wall performed prior to abdominal cutaneous free flaps and coronary artery bypass grafting. Computed tomographic angiography (CTA) was undertaken on a patient with a rare case of Leriche's syndrome and a literature review of over 200 references on the anatomy, physiology and clinical uses of choke vessels in the abdominal wall was undertaken. The CTA demo..

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