The Compression Syndrome of Lumbar Arteries - Case Report of a Rare Disease Pattern

A. Gombert*, J. Kalder, M. Mull, A. Greiner, H. Jalaie, Michael Jacobs, J. Grommes

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We present a monocentric analysis of the lumbar artery compression syndrome (LACS) in the form of a case report.Literature information was collected about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this rare disorder in the context of the existing data.The current medical literature includes only one report about three cases of LACS, collected over 20 years in France and Germany. We compared these cases with the experience of the European Vascular Center Aachen-Maastricht.The symptoms of this rare disorder are dominated by reversible, motion-dependent paralysis of the legs. Compression of the right lumbar arteries by muscular fibres or connective tissue is a fundamental cause.Surgical treatment, which means decompression of the lumbar arteries via a thoracolaparotomy, is an appropriate therapy with few complications and good long-term results.Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart ? New York.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-529
JournalZentralblatt für Chirurgie
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2015


  • lumbar arteries
  • compression syndrome
  • aorta

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