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Criteria of Okada et al for the Ultrasonographic Diagnosis of the Nutcracker Syndrome

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Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Laboratory

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The Nutcracker Syndrome refers to compression of the left renal vein as it passes between the superior mesenteric artery and the aorta, with resulting entrapment and hypertension in the vein and hematuria. Okada et al identified findings on ultrasonography that can be used to diagnose an affected patient. The authors are from Chukyo Hospital in Nagoya, Japan.

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