Nutcracker phenomenon

Case contributed by Brendan Cullinane


Patient referred for an abdominal ultrasound for ?cholecystitis.

Patient Data

Age: 27
Gender: Male

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Case Discussion

Sonographic evidence of nutcracker phenomenon, an incidental finding in a patient referred to investigate cholecystitis. The ultrasound was otherwise unremarkable. The patient stated that he did not feel an ache in his scrotum and that his blood pressure was normal. No history of gross haematuria or left flank pain. Presence of microscopic haematuria unknown.

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Case information

rID: 21159
Published: 7th Jan 2013
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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