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Surgical Anatomy
May 2001

May, 2001

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Copyright 2001 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2001

Arch Surg. 2001;136(5):555. doi:10.1001/archsurg.136.5.555

The origin of the superior mesenteric artery courses over the left renal vein (LRV) and the third part of the duodenum; compression of the LRV may cause abdominal pain and hematuria.1