Endovascular management of nutcracker syndrome after migration of a laparoscopically placed extravascular stent.
Nutcracker syndrome results from compression of the left renal vein between the superior mesenteric artery and the aorta, leading to symptoms of hematuria and left flank pain. Management options include endovascular or laparoscopic extravascular stent placement, which is very appealing given the minimally invasive nature of these procedures. We report a case of migration of a laparoscopically placed extravascular stent for nutcracker syndrome that was treated successfully by endovascular stent placement.
Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Medical College, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China.
SourceAmerican journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation 60:2 2012 Aug pg 322-6
Renal Nutcracker Syndrome
Pub Type(s)Case Reports