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Lower back pain


Can anybody explain what is a Retroaortic Left Renal Vein is.  I had a MRI of the lumbar due to having lower back pain, buttock pain and upper thigh ache with lightheadedness and a balance problem.  Is this all related to this RLEV?  Thanks
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Thank you for your time and explanation on the Renal Vein.  
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When the left renal vein is located between the aorta and vertebrae and drains into inferior vena cava, it is known as a retro-aortic left renal vein (RLRV).  This is an anatomical variant of the normal course of the left renal vein, seen I about 2% of population. High pressure in this vein can trigger urological symptoms. However, it cannot cause the other symptoms you are having. Take care!

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