Posterior nutcracker syndrome
Last revised by Henry Knipe ◉ ◈ on 28 Jan 2021
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Baba Y, Knipe H, El-Feky M, Posterior nutcracker syndrome. Reference article, Radiopaedia.org (Accessed on 20 Mar 2023) https://doi.org/10.53347/rID-83785
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Posterior nutcracker syndrome is a rare vascular compression disorder, in which a retroaortic left renal vein is trapped between the aorta and the vertebral column.
The most reported clinical manifestation is microscopic or macroscopic hematuria.
- 1. Shah D, Qiu X, Shah A et-al. Posterior nutcracker syndrome with left renal vein duplication: An uncommon cause of hematuria. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2013;4(12):1142-1144. doi:10.1016/j.ijscr.2013.10.012