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The reassuring CT scan with a lethal diagnosis
  1. Ian Y Goh1,
  2. Shuangli Wang1,
  3. Mark Ray2 and
  4. Joy Chakraborty1
  1. 1 General Surgery, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Greenslopes, Queensland, Australia
  2. 2 Vascular Surgery, Greenslopes Private Hospital, Greenslopes, Queensland, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ian Y Goh, ian.goh{at}, coracilian{at}


We discuss an interesting case of a patient who presented with symptoms of abdominal and worsening chronic back pain with a known history of abdominal aortic aneurysm.

  • emergency medicine
  • vascular surgery
  • general surgery

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  • Contributors The manuscript is an original work of all authors and all authors made a significant contribution to this study with respect to conception, revision and drafting of the work. Re: Detailed Contributorship statement. I, IYG, the corresponding author, certify that the authors IYG, SW, MR and JC have made substantial contribution to the following manuscript: “The reassuring CT scan with a lethal diagnosis.” The contributions are as follows:. (1) Initial conception: IYG and JC. (2) Design of work, acquisition of data and analysis and interpretation of data: IYG, SW, MR and JC. (3) Drafting article and revising it critically for important intellectual content: IYG, SW, MR and JC. (4) Final approval of version published: IYG, SW, MR and JC. (5) Agreement to be accountable for all aspects of the work in ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work are appropriately investigated and resolved: IYG, SW, MR and JC. All authors have read and approved the final version of the manuscript.

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