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nutcracker syndrome


Definition: nonglomerular hematuria due to compression of the left renal vein between the aorta and superior mesenteric artery; renal hilar varices, collateral veins, and proteinuria may be found.

See: nutcracker

Synonym(s): nutcracker phenomenon

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