Leriche's syndrome is the term used for a group of symptoms that are caused by a certain type of peripheral arterial disease of the legs. In Leriche's syndrome, blood flow in the aorta is blocked in the stomach area. This blocks blood flow to the legs. In men, blood flow to the penis is also blocked.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid A. Szalay, MD - Vascular Surgery