Renal vein occlusion as a complication of anterior spinal fusion.

@article{Parkinson2011RenalVO,
  title={Renal vein occlusion as a complication of anterior spinal fusion.},
  author={Richard J. Parkinson and Raj Reddy and Chatt Johnson},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2011},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={145-6}
}
We report a 41-year-old female with inferior renal vein compression following anterior lumbar interbody fixation and fusion. Traumatic vascular injuries are not uncommon with anterior approaches to the spine; however, compressive vascular injuries are not well described. This report serves to raise the awareness that such injuries may occur due to distortion of normal anatomy.