Massive vertebral destruction associated with chronic rupture of infrarenal aortic aneurysm: case report and systematic review of the literature in the English language.

@article{Arici2012MassiveVD,
  title={Massive vertebral destruction associated with chronic rupture of infrarenal aortic aneurysm: case report and systematic review of the literature in the English language.},
  author={Vittorio Arici and Mauro Rossi and Antonio Bozzani and Alessia Moia and Attilio Odero},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2012},
  volume={37 26},
  pages={E1665-71}
}
STUDY DESIGN Case report and review of literature. OBJECTIVE To highlight the specific features of a rare, life-threatening, clinical picture. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Vertebral erosion (VE) is rarely associated with contained rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. The involvement of radicular nerves can mimic a discus hernia syndrome; eventually vertebral erosion induces isolated lower back pain. These features often lead to a delayed or wrong diagnosis of a life-threatening condition… CONTINUE READING
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