Nutcracker syndrome

Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


Chronic left loin pain.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
Gender: Male

Compression of the left renal vein between the superior mesenteric artery and aorta.

Case Discussion

The CT findings are consistent with nutcracker syndrome. Its common clinical presentation is intermittent microscopic hematuria, repeated attack of gross hematuria as well as left loin pain as in the presentation of this case. Renal vein thrombosis is one the more serious complications.

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Case information

rID: 54906
Published: 5th Aug 2017
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
System: Urogenital
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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