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