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Circumaortic left renal vein

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Follow-up in right nephrectomy for renal cancer.

Patient Data:

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male
Modality: CT

Circumaortic left renal vein crossing behind the aorta and entering the hilum dorsally.

Case Discussion:

This case is a characteristic depiction of circumaortic accessory renal vein, also termed circumaortic renal collar, or sometimes as posterior nutcracker syndrome.

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