Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm masquerading as isolated hip pain: an unusual presentation.

  title={Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm masquerading as isolated hip pain: an unusual presentation.},
  author={Sriram Vaidyanathan and H. Wadhawan and P. Welch and Murad El-Salamani},
  volume={10 3},
  • Sriram Vaidyanathan, H. Wadhawan, +1 author Murad El-Salamani
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • CJEM
  • The rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a catastrophic event. Misdiagnosis by first-contact emergency physicians remains a serious concern. Varied and frequently nonspecific presentations lead to erroneous diagnostic impressions and cause significant delays in definitive intervention. We report the case of a 73-year-old man with a ruptured AAA presenting with isolated acute right hip pain without any classical features such as truncal pain or hypotension. Despite major advances in… CONTINUE READING
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