Aortic occlusion is rare and potentially dangerous.
The frequency of TOAA is approximately 7% with a mortality rate of 15-60% The most common type of arterial occlusion is acute femoral arterial occlusion (47%) The diagnosis of TOAA can be made by duplex scanning and ultrasonography. CTA was used in our ED.
Management of TOAA is mainly surgical and depends on whether the aortic occlusion is supra or infrarenal
If patient has contraindication(s) to surgery, endovascular recanalization procedures can be achieved.
These includes manual aspiration thrombectomy, balloon angioplasty, and stent placement
When no immediate threat of ischemic limb loss exists, local thrombolytic infusions can be used