What Is Left Renal Artery Stenosis?

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Renal artery stenosis is a narrowing or blockage of the artery that supplies blood tothe kidney. It iscaused by atherosclerosis, fibromuscular dysplasia of the renal artery wall, or scar formation in the artery. (See also atheroembolic renal disease.)


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Renal artery occlusion; Stenosis - renal artery; Occlusion - renal artery; Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD)


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