Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm presenting as buttock pain
  1. F Mahmood,
  2. F Ahsan,
  3. M Hockey
  1. Scunthorpe General Hospital, Scunthorpe, England
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr F Mahmood


This is the first case report of a ruptured aortic aneurysm presenting with acute right buttock pain. The patient was an 80 year old man. A literature search revealed one report of ruptured internal iliac artery aneurysm presenting with acute hip pain and another of an unruptured aortic aneurysm presenting with chronic hip pain. Thus the present case is another unusual presentation of ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm and highlights the importance of careful history taking and clinical examination. A high index of clinical suspicion of aneurysm rupture should be maintained in elderly patients presenting with a history of collapse.

  • ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • back of hip pain
  • buttock pain
  • retroperitoneal haematoma

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.


  • Competing interests: none declared