A rare presentation of nutcracker syndrome and it’s vascular managment

Nguessan Judicael Ahoury, Salami Fatima Adéniké, Ndja Ange Patrick, Cavez Nicolas, Kouassi Paul Nzi


Nutcracker syndrome includes all the symptoms associated with the narrowing of the left renal vein (LRV). That narrowing occurs between the aorta and the Superior Mesenteric Artery (anterior) or vertebra (posterior). The symptoms are various and not specific but the patient sometimes presents hematuria with or without left flank pain. We report a case on a 42 years old woman, who was suffering from left flank pain for a long time aggravated during and after each pregnancy. The diagnosis of nutcracker syndrome was initially omitted. Abdominal pelvic Angio CT and venography were performed. We placed a percutaneous stent in the narrowed portion of the renal vein. The result was successful.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jbgc.v7n1p13

Journal of Biomedical Graphics and Computing    ISSN 1925-4008 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4016 (Online)

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