Body Region: Cardiovascular
Author: Axel Küttner, MD, Erlangen, Germany
1. Patient presentation
- 76-year-old man was referred from a rural small hospital for sudden pulslessness of both
legs after having been found hanging over a bed grille. No further medical history was available at
the time of referral.
- Upon arrival a symmetrical pulse deficit was confirmed by ultrasound in both legs and a CT scan