An elderly woman with intermittent claudication

  • NN Wazir
Keywords: Intermittent claudication, misdiagnosis, spinal stenosis


This case report illustrates the misdiagnosis of intermittent claudication in an elderly with multiple cardiac risk factors. Careful clinical evaluation and imaging shifts the diagnosis from peripheral vascular disease to spinal stenosis. The decision whether to offer conservative therapy or proceed to spinal surgery requires an accurate assessment of the severity of the symptoms without ignoring the important role of patient preferences.


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WazirN. (2006). An elderly woman with intermittent claudication. Malaysian Family Physician, 1(1), 2. Retrieved from
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