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Other Names for this Disease
- Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis
- Ormond's disease
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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.
- Van Voorhees BW. Retroperitoneal fibrosis. MedlinePlus. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000463.htm. Accessed March 20, 2008.
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