Left renal vein entrapment: A frequent feature in children with postural proteinuria

Monica Ragazzi, Gregorio Milani, Alberto Edefonti, Larry Burdick, Mario G. Bianchetti, Emilio F. Fossali

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Abstract

In most Asian subjects with postural proteinuria, ultrasonic imaging and Doppler flow scanning disclose entrapment of the left renal vein in the fork between the aorta and the superior mesenteric artery. Little information is available on the possible occurrence of left venal rein entrapment in European subjects with postural proteinuria. Renal ultrasound with Doppler flow imaging was therefore performed on 24 Italian or Swiss patients with postural proteinuria (14 girls and ten boys, aged between 5.2 years and 16 years). Signs of aorto-mesenteric left renal vein entrapment were noted in 18 of the 24 subjects. In conclusion, aorto-mesenteric left renal vein entrapment is common also among European subjects with postural proteinuria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1837-1839
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Nephrology
Volume23
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Aorto-mesenteric left renal vein entrapment
  • Postural proteinuria
  • Proteinuria

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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