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Vol. 19 - Num. 75

Clinical Reviews

Nutcracker syndrome. An uncommon cause of hematuria

Miriam González Herreroa, Josefa Toledano Buenoa, Montserrat Antón Gamerob

aPediatra. Equipo Básico de Atención Primaria (EBAP). Unidad de Gestión Clínica (UGC) Levante Sur. Córdoba. España.
bNefrología Pediátrica. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Materno-Infantil Reina Sofía. Córdoba. España.

Reference of this article: González Herrero M, Toledano Bueno J, Antón Gamero M. Nutcracker syndrome. An uncommon cause of hematuria. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2017;19:259-61.

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Abstract

The nutcracker syndrome is defined as the compression of the left renal vein between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery. It is a rare cause of hematuria. We presented the clinical case of a child with recurrent macroscopic hematuria, in which the diagnosis was reached by imaging test.

Keywords

Haematuria Nutcracker syndrome Renal veins

 

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