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CASE REPORT
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-46

Entrapment of left renal vein between the aorta and superior mesenteric artery and nutcracker syndrome


1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
2 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohd Ilyas
Department of Radiodiagnosis, Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jdmimsu.jdmimsu_106_17

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We report the classic imaging features of nutcracker syndrome on computed tomography. The term nutcracker is used for the position of the left renal vein (LRV) between aorta and superior mesenteric artery. It is called as syndrome only when there occurs compression of the LRV between these structures due to decreased aortomesenteric angle.


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