ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Posterior nutcracker syndrome: caused by pelvic pain
Murat Özban1, Ali Ersin Zümrütbaş2, Onur Birsen1, Sinan Sayır1, Çağatay Aydın1
Department of General Surgery, Medical Faculty of Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
1Departments of General Surgery, Medical Faculty of Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
2Departments of Urology, Medical Faculty of Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2014.9379
Posterior nutcracker syndrome is one of the abdominal venous entrapments caused by compression of the left renal vein between the vertebral column and the abdominal aorta. In this article, we report our first experience in a patient with posterior nutcracker syndrome who was referred to our clinic with pelvic congestion symptoms. A 39-year-old female patient was admitted to our clinic with the complaint of pelvic pain especially on the left side. Abdominal computed tomography angiography demonstrated vascular congestion appearance extending from pelvis at retroperitoneal space on the left side. Endto- side gonadocaval bypass was performed to the patient. Postoperative abdominopelvic tomography revealed that perirenal and retroperitoneal hematoma resolved completely. All of her previous complaints disappeared in the second postoperative months. We believe that gonadocaval bypass is an open surgical procedure which can be safely performed for selected patients.
Keywords : Gonadocaval bypass; pelvic pain; posterior nutcracker syndrome
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