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Abdominal aortic aneurysm presenting as meralgia paraesthetica.
  1. A Brett,
  2. T Hodgetts
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Frimley Park Hospital, Camberley, Surrey.

    Abstract

    A case of abdominal aortic aneurysm is reported in a patient with long standing low back pain, presenting as meralgia paraesthetica and an increase in the severity of back pain. The case highlights the need for objective assessment of new symptoms arising in a chronic condition, and for a systematic approach to the assessment of radiographs performed in the accident and emergency department.

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