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Dietl crisis

Pronunciation: de'til

Definition: intermittent pain, sometimes with nausea and emesis, caused by intermittent proximal obstruction of ureter. Originally believed due to a mobile kidney that caused ureter to kink with positional changes.

Synonym(s): incarceration symptom

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