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

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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Case information

rID: 16774
Published: 18th Feb 2012
Last edited: 16th Sep 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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