Retroperitoneal fibrosis

Common Name(s)

Retroperitoneal fibrosis, Ormond's Disease

Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a slowly progressive disorder in which the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder (ureters) and other abdominal organs are blocked by a fibrous mass and inflammation in the back of the abdomen. Doctors don't know why these masses form. The disorder may cause chronic unilateral obstructive uropathy or chronic bilateral obstructive uropathy.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Retroperitoneal fibrosis" returned 164 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Retroperitoneal fibrosis associated with renal cell carcinoma.
 

Author(s): Tadashi Terada

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Last Updated: 22 May 2013

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Why do not widen the use of Acoustic Radial Force Impulse method to staging assessment of the retroperitoneal fibrosis?
 

Author(s): C Alberti

Journal: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2013 Feb;17(4):566.

 

Last Updated: 7 Mar 2013

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Medical management of retroperitoneal fibrosis.
 

Author(s): Paul J Scheel, Stephen M Sozio, Nancy Feeley

Journal: Trans. Am. Clin. Climatol. Assoc.. 2012 ;123():283-90; discussion 290-1.

 

Small series and case reports suggest that a combination of mycophenolate mofetil and prednisone is an efficatious and safe treatment for patients with retroperitoneal fibrosis.

Last Updated: 10 Jan 2013

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The terms "Retroperitoneal fibrosis" returned 16 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical features of 10 patients with IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis.
 

Author(s): Kazuro Chiba, Terumi Kamisawa, Taku Tabata, Seiichi Hara, Sawako Kuruma, Takashi Fujiwara, Go Kuwata, Hideto Egashira, Koichi Koizumi, Satomi Koizumi, Junko Fujiwara, Takeo Arakawa, Kumiko Momma, Keigo Setoguchi, Mitsuru Shinohara

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2013 ;52(14):1545-51.

 

To elucidate the clinical characteristics of IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis (RF).

Last Updated: 16 Jul 2013

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Retroperitoneal fibrosis associated with immunoglobulin G4-related disease.
 

Author(s): Nao Fujimori, Tetsuhide Ito, Hisato Igarashi, Takamasa Oono, Taichi Nakamura, Yusuke Niina, Masayuki Hijioka, Lingaku Lee, Masahiko Uchida, Ryoichi Takayanagi

Journal: World J. Gastroenterol.. 2013 Jan;19(1):35-41.

 

Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a rare disease characterized by the development of inflammation and fibrosis in the soft tissues of the retroperitoneum and other abdominal organs. Retroperitoneal fibrosis can be of 2 types: idiopathic and secondary. The recently advocated concept and ...

Last Updated: 17 Jan 2013

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Proteinase 3 anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (PR3-ANCA) positive IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis: utility of PET-CT with 18F-fluorodeoxy glucose (FDG).
 

Author(s): Shie Kotani, Ryo Wakamatsu, Ayano Itoh, Kanyu Miyamoto, Masabumi Yoshino, Kazuhisa Takami, Satoshi Ishihara, Naoto Miura, Shogo Banno, Hirokazu Imai

Journal: Intern. Med.. 2012 ;51(7):755-8.

 

A 55-year-old man showed a serum creatinine level of 1.51 mg/dL, CRP of 0.79 mg/dL, and proteinase 3 anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (PR3-ANCA) of 43.9 EU (normal range: below 10). The serum levels and ratios of IgG1, IgG2, IgG3, and IgG4 to total IgG were 1,570 mg/dL (49%), ...

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2012

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Methotrexate as a Steroid-sparing Agent in Idiopathic Retroperitoneal Fibrosis: a Randomised, Multicenter Trial
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Idiopathic Retroperitoneal Fibrosis; Perianeurysmal Retroperitoneal Fibrosis; Chronic Periaortitis

 

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2010

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