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Case Reports in Urology
Volume 2013, Article ID 168057, 3 pages
Case Report

Nutcracker Syndrome Complicated by Left Renal Vein Thrombosis

1Department of Urology, Hospital of Sahloul, 4054 Sousse, Tunisia
2Department of Radiology, Hospital of Sahloul, 4054 Sousse, Tunisia

Received 5 July 2013; Accepted 3 September 2013

Academic Editors: S. K. Hong and J. Park

Copyright © 2013 Faouzi Mallat et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Isolated renal vein thrombosis is a rare entity. We present a patient whose complaint of flank pain led to the diagnosis of a renal vein thrombosis. In this case, abdominal computed tomography angiography was helpful in diagnosing the nutcracker syndrome complicated by the renal vein thrombosis. Anticoagulation was started and three weeks later, CTA showed complete disappearance of the renal vein thrombosis. To treat the Nutcracker syndrome, we proposed left renal vein transposition that the patient consented to.