Title: Chronic contained rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm presenting as a grynfeltt lumbar hernia. A case report
Authors: Dobbeleir, J ×
Fourneau, Inge
Maleux, Geert
Daenens, Kim
Vandekerkhof, Jos
Nevelsteen, André #
Issue Date: Jun-2007
Publisher: Acta medical belgica
Series Title: Acta Chirurgica Belgica vol:107 issue:3 pages:325-327
Abstract: We report a unique case of chronic contained thoraco-abdominal aneurysm rupture presenting as a Grynfeltt lumbar hernia. A 79-year-old man presented with backpain and a bluish swelling in the left lumbar region in the presence of a non tender aortic aneurysm. CT scan confirmed contained rupture of a type IV thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm. The peri-aortic haematoma protruded through the lumbar wall causing a Grynfeltt lumbar hernia. The aneurysm was replaced through a thoraco-phreno-lumbotomy. The patient survived and is doing well six months post-operatively.
ISSN: 0001-5458
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
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