Some cases of mild NCS in children may be due to changes in body proportions associated with growth. The reason NCS occurs or causes symptoms in adults is less clear. The following may increase the risk of developing NCS as a result of compression of the left renal vein:
The surgical technique depends upon each person's anatomy and how likely it is to relieve symptoms. The use of a combination of surgical techniques is increasingly being recognized as a means to alleviate symptoms of NCS.
Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
Compression of LRV leading to loin pain and hematuria can be seen in pancreatic neoplasms, paraortic lymphoadenopathy, retroperitoneal masses, overarching testicular artery, lordosis, reduced retroperitoneal and mesenteric fat or too much fibrolymphatic tissue between SMA and AA.
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