Acute aortic occlusion (AAO) is an uncommon but potentially devastating vascular emergency with reported perioperative mortality rates of up to 75%. We present the case of AAO in a 69-year-old woman who was transferred to our institution after presenting with sudden onset bilateral acute limb ischaemia. Imaging showed a completely obstructed aortoiliac segment with renal infarcts. She was treated successfully with aortoiliac over the wire thrombectomy.
Keywords: interventional radiology; vascular surgery.
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