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Incidental finding of the nutcracker phenomenon detected by 18F-FDG PET/CT.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23354041     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 46-year-old man was found to have an increased carcinoembryonic antigen level (25.7 μg/L) during physical examination, and an (18)F-FDG PET/CT scan was subsequently performed. The PET image indicated abnormal radioactivity levels in the left kidney, and the coregistered CT revealed compression of the left renal vein between the aorta and superior mesenteric artery. An ultrasonography was then performed, which revealed that the ratio between the renal hilum and the aortomesenteric left renal vein was 3.2. Therefore, the nutcracker phenomenon was diagnosed. When abnormal radioactivity is found in the left kidney on PET/CT scanning, the nutcracker syndrome should be considered.
Hongyan Yin; Jinhua Zhao; Lianfang Du
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-18     Completed Date:  2013-07-30     Revised Date:  2013-12-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  212-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18 / diagnostic use*
Incidental Findings*
Middle Aged
Multimodal Imaging*
Positron-Emission Tomography*
Renal Nutcracker Syndrome / pathology,  physiopathology,  radionuclide imaging*
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*
Reg. No./Substance:
0Z5B2CJX4D/Fluorodeoxyglucose F18
Comment In:
Clin Nucl Med. 2013 Dec;38(12):972   [PMID:  24212442 ]

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