Aortic thrombosis (AT) is an unusual extraintestinal manifestation of Crohn’s disease (CD). We present a case of a male submitted to supracondylar amputation of the right lower limb due to irreversible acute ischemia. During the post-operative period, he developed signs of contralateral limb ischemia and performed complementary diagnostic tests which revealed a thrombus in the aortic bifurcation, a terminal ileum thickening, compatible with CD, and a polypoid lesion in the distal rectum. After patient staging and colorectal surgery, the complete resolution of AT was demonstrated.


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LOPES, Catarina et al. AORTIC THROMBOSIS – A SINGULAR MANIFESTATION OF CROHN DISEASE. Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia, [S.l.], n. 55, p. 37-40, june 2023. ISSN 2183-1165. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 21 may 2024. doi:
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