AF Little MB BS, MS, MMed, FRANZCR, FRCR; AM Lavoipierre MB BS, FRANZCR.
Unusual clinical manifestations of the Nutcracker Syndrome
Article first published online: 19 SEP 2008
Volume 46, Issue 2, pages 197–200, June 2002
How to Cite
Little, A. F. and Lavoipierre, A. M. (2002), Unusual clinical manifestations of the Nutcracker Syndrome. Australasian Radiology, 46: 197–200. doi: 10.1046/j.1440-1673.2001.01037.x
- Issue published online: 19 SEP 2008
- Article first published online: 19 SEP 2008
- Submitted 25 April 2001, resubmitted 23 November 2001, accepted 19 December 2001
- renal veins;
The Nutcracker Syndrome, caused by compression of the left renal vein as it passes in a tight angle between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery, usually presents with unexplained haematuria localized to the left ureteric orifice. We report on a series of cases where compression of the left renal vein caused prominent left-gonadal-vein reflux, which in turn resulted in lower-limb varices and varicocele formation.