Acute infrarenal aortic occlusion

BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Mar 29;13(3):e233238. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2019-233238.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Aged
  • Aorta, Abdominal / surgery*
  • Aortic Diseases / surgery*
  • Arterial Occlusive Diseases / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney / blood supply
  • Thrombectomy*