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Australas Radiol. 2002 Jun;46(2):197-200.

Unusual clinical manifestations of the Nutcracker Syndrome.

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Department of Medical Imaging, St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. AFLittle@bigpond.com

Abstract

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.

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