Buttock claudication disclosing a thrombosis of the superior left gluteal artery: Report of a case diagnosed by a selective arteriography of the iliac artery, and cured by per-cutaneous stenting

Joint Bone Spine. 2007 May;74(3):289-91. doi: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2006.06.013. Epub 2007 Feb 20.


We report on a case of left buttock claudication, occurring consistently after 150 meters walking, and disappearing after a short rest. As magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) did not show any explanation for this claudication, a selective angiography of left internal iliac artery was requested, which clearly identified a tight stenosis of the onset of the left superior gluteal artery. A per-cutaneous angioplasty together with stenting of this artery, induced a prompt and complete relief of pain at the three months follow-up visit.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty*
  • Buttocks / blood supply*
  • Humans
  • Iliac Artery / diagnostic imaging
  • Intermittent Claudication / diagnostic imaging*
  • Intermittent Claudication / surgery*
  • Male
  • Stents*
  • Thrombosis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Thrombosis / surgery*