Diagnosis and successful surgical management of posterior nutcracker syndrome in a patient with loin pain hematuria

Fahd Syed, Quynh Lam, Najindra Maharjan, Didier Portilla, Matthew R. Smeds, Daniel Borja-Cacho

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Abstract

The syndrome of loin pain hematuria in the absence of stones is poorly understood but must be considered in the differential diagnosis for patients with clinical manifestations resembling nephrolithiasis. A 22-year-old white female with a 4-year history of left flank pain and hematuria underwent an extensive workup with normal renal ultrasound and cystourethroscopies. CT scan and MRI revealed a retro-aortic left renal vein. Posterior nutcracker syndrome was considered the most likely diagnosis. The patient underwent a left laparoscopic nephrectomy with auto-transplantation in the right iliac fossa. She developed azotemia shortly after, which resolved and since then has become asymptomatic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)254-256
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society
Volume111
Issue number12
StatePublished - May 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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