Nutcracker syndrome

What is Nutcracker syndrome?

It is caused due to compression of the left renal vein, most commonly between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery, with impaired blood outflow often accompanied by distention of the distal portion of the vein. It results in elevated left renal vein pressure and possible collateral vein development.

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Your symptoms, as you suggested; seem to be related with nutcracker syndrome. Due to compression, venous congestion direct the pressure towards...

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