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Can you tell me about left renal artery entrapment. my left artery is going through the diaphragm instead of what other body part?

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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Nephrology and Dialysis 9 years experience
Rare cause os RAS: Renal artery entrapment is a rare cause of renal artery stenosis (ras). It is narrowing of blood vessel supplying the kidney, kind of developmental anomaly. It may be cause if high blood pressure. Surgery is indicated in some cases although there are some no surgical treatments available.

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Last updated Jan 2, 2014

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