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Bilateral claudication in a smoker

Author: Jean-François Paul, MD, Plessis-Robinson, France
Body Region: Cardiovascular

1. Patient presentation
2. CT Images
3. CT Findings
4. Diagnosis
5. References

1. Patient presentation

  • A 58-year-old woman was admitted for evaluation of intermittent bilateral claudication of the lower limbs, associated with weak femoral pulses.
  • Her medical history indicated that she was an active smoker.
  • Contrast-enhanced spiral computed tomography was performed as part of the pre-operative evaluation.