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Lumbar artery pseudoaneurysm in traumatic spinal cord injury: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12638116     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Lumbar artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare vascular complication of trauma. This case report concerns a 24-year-old man with a lumbar-level spinal cord injury (SCI) secondary to a gunshot wound who developed severe exacerbation of low back and flank pain during inpatient rehabilitation. Diagnostic investigations at an acute care hospital revealed a left lumbar artery pseudoaneurysm. This was treated by transcatheter embolization, which resulted in a marked reduction in pain. The patient resumed inpatient rehabilitation without further complications. This case report highlights the importance of early diagnosis of lumbar artery pseudoaneurysm, a potentially fatal complication that can occur in patients with traumatic lumbosacral SCI. Physiatrists should include lumbar artery pseudoaneurysm in the differential diagnosis for back, flank, or abdominal pain in this patient population.
Kwai-Tung Chan; Naveen Korivi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  84     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-14     Completed Date:  2003-03-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  455-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2003 by the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Abscess / diagnosis
Aneurysm, False / diagnosis*,  etiology*,  therapy
Arteries* / surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Embolization, Therapeutic
Lumbosacral Region / blood supply
Spinal Cord Injuries / etiology*,  rehabilitation
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Wounds, Gunshot / complications*

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