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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 472--474

Nutcracker syndrome with hypertension as an unusual initial presentation

NA Narkhede, AB Deokar, KP Mehta, NN Kamat 
 Department of Pediatrics and Radiology, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Vileparle (W), Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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India

Hypertension has been rarely reported in patients with the nutcracker phenomenon (NCP)/syndrome. We describe a case of a young adolescent female patient where a computed tomography angiography (CTA) provided evidence of left renal vein dilatation, probably due to its compression through the angle between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery, during the evaluation of secondary hypertension. Blood levels of renin and aldosterone were within normal limits. Ultrasonography of the kidney showed minimal scarring on the left side. As there were no other signs of secondary hypertension, we proceeded with a CTA, which revealed findings compatible with the so-called NCP/syndrome.

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Narkhede N A, Deokar A B, Mehta K P, Kamat N N. Nutcracker syndrome with hypertension as an unusual initial presentation.Indian J Nephrol 2017;27:472-474

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Narkhede N A, Deokar A B, Mehta K P, Kamat N N. Nutcracker syndrome with hypertension as an unusual initial presentation. Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Dec 2 ];27:472-474
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