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A Journal on Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Chirurgia 2008 April;21(2):99-100
The destruction of vertebral body caused by compression of aortic abdominal aneurysm. A case report
Kazibudzki M., Szaniewski K., Ludyga T.
Silesian Medical Academy Department of General and Vascular Surgery Katowice, Poland
The authors present a case of vertebral erosion in patient with concommitant abdominal aortic aneurysm. A 48-year old patient was admitted to the vascular surgery department in emergency mode with a ruptured aortic aneurysm. During the surgery an erosion anterior wall of the vertebral body caused by compression of the aneurysm sack was found. The evaluation of a patient with chronic back pain needs an exact clinical and radiological workup. Pre- and paravertebral structures as well as vertebral body should carefully be examined to diagnose other causes of pain.