Chronic contained rupture of abdominal aortic aneurysm presenting with longstanding back pain

J Al-Koteesh, Y Masannat, N V M James, U Sharaf

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Abstract

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is one of the important differential diagnoses of back pain which is often missed. Chronic contained rupture is a rare event that can cause diagnostic difficulties, presenting in different ways such as back pain, neuropathy or groin mass. We are presenting a case of 46-year-old man who presented with history of recurrent low back pain radiating to his left leg, associated with sensory deficit in the left thigh. His complaint proved to be resulting from chronic contained AAA leak.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-3
Number of pages2
JournalScottish Medical Journal
Volume50
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005

Keywords

  • Aneurysm, Ruptured/diagnosis
  • Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal/diagnosis
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation/methods
  • Chronic Disease
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Laparotomy/methods
  • Low Back Pain/diagnosis
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Risk Assessment
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome

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