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Volume 6 (2006), Pages 745-746
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Nutcracker Syndrome: A Rare Cause of Hematuria

1The Children's Nephrology Clinic, Las Vegas, NV, USA
2Department of Pediatrics, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, USA

Received 16 May 2006; Revised 7 June 2006; Accepted 8 June 2006

Academic Editor: Daniel Batlle

Copyright © 2006 Emmanuel C. Gorospe and Michael O. Aigbe.


Nutcracker syndrome is the compression of the left renal vein between the aorta and superior mesenteric artery. It is a rare cause of hematuria which results from the rupture of congested renal veins into the collecting system.