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Wunderlich's syndrome

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Retroperitoneal haemorrhage in the kidney area. Usually secondary to trauma; causing contusion or compression of kidney, acting on the lumbar region or on the hypochondrium. Both sexes affected; onset at all ages.


  • C. R. A. Wunderlich:
    Grundriss der speziellen Pathologie und Therapie. Stuttgart, Ebner & Seubert, 1858.

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