An Intriguing Case of Infrarenal Aortic Hypoplasia TD01-TD02
Dr. Dilip Vincent,
K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore-575018, Karnataka, India.
Infrarenal aortic hypoplasia is a very rare anomaly of the vascular tree characterised by diffuse stenosis of the infrarenal abdominal aorta. The pathogenesis of this condition seems to be unclear despite the advancements of vascular surgery. In general, the most common presenting symptom is claudication occurring in 3rd to 4th decade of life. Here, a rare and interesting case of infrarenal aortic hypoplasia is reported in a 32 year-old female patient who presented with a history of low backache and bilateral intermittent lower extremity claudication. Using Doppler ultrasonography and computed tomographic angiography, we could demonstrate the abrupt termination of the infrarenal aorta with collateral reformation.