Vertebral destruction due to abdominal aortic aneurysm
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Low back pain is a very frequent symptom at general orthopaedic consultation, and establishes a long term chronic illness between 2% and 7% of times. Although, a great majority of the chronic low back pain is related to vertebral degenerative pathology, other possible reasons, even unusual, have to been considered like abdominal pathology and aortic abdominal aneurysms with chronic contained rupture or not. Most of the times low back pain is the main symptom and first clinical approach for aortic abdominal aneurysms. Sometimes the radiological study points the most likely etiological alternative, but the classical triad of abdominal (or back) pain, shock and pulsatile abdominal mass might be the clinical picture for aortic abdominal aneurysms, that in some cases can compromise the vertebral integrity.The aim of this work is to introduce a case report that emphasize the need to relate the low back pain with atypical clinics appearances of entities, as aortic abdominal aneurysms, capables to compromise the patients prognosis and treatment....

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