Abdominal aortic aneurysm causing lumbar vertebral erosion in Behçet’s disease presenting by low back pain
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Behçet’s disease (BD) is a chronic multi-system disorder commonly seen in Mediterranean, middle east and far eastern populations. In this report, we describe a case of a 55-year-old male with Behçet’s disease who presented with a low back pain and sciatica. Imaging studies showed that he had a destruction of the third lumbar vertebra because of abdominal aortic aneurysm-related Behçet’s disease. Aortic aneurysms with vertebral body erosion have been rarely reported, but this vascular complication is a life-threatening clinical picture. Therefore, among the causes of chronic lumbar pain in a BD patient, abdominal aortic aneurysm should be remembered.
KeywordsBehçet’s disease Abdominal aortic aneurysm Lumbar pain Vertebral body erosion
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