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Retroperitoneal fibrosis


Other Names for this Disease

  • Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • Ormond's disease
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Overview

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. The disorder may cause chronic unilateral obstructive uropathy or chronic bilateral obstructive uropathy.[1] Risk factors for retroperitoneal fibrosis include asbestos exposure, smoking, tumor, infection, trauma, radiotherapy, surgery, and use of certain drugs.[1][2][3]
Last updated: 10/15/2013

References

  1. Vorvick LJ. Retroperitoneal fibrosis. MedlinePlus. March 17, 2011; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000463.htm. Accessed 10/15/2013.
  2. Vaglio A, Salvarani C, Buzio C. Retroperitoneal fibrosis. Lancet. 2006; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=pubmed&Cmd=DetailsSearch&Term=16427494%5Buid%5D. Accessed 10/15/2013.
  3. Goldoni M, Bonini S, Urban ML, Palmisano A, De Palma G, Galletti E, Coggiola M, Buzio C, Mutti A, Vaglio A. Asbestos and smoking as risk factors for idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis: a case-control study. Ann Intern Med. 2014 Aug 5; 161(3):181-8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25089862. Accessed 10/15/2014.
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Other Names for this Disease
  • Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • Ormond's disease
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.