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Retroperitoneal fibrosis

Other Names for this Disease
  • Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • Ormond's disease
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What is the typical prognosis for patients with retroperitoneal fibrosis?

The outlook for patients with retroperitoneal fibrosis is usually considered to be good, but severe complications such as chronic renal failure, requiring kidney transplant, can arise.[1][2]
Last updated: 10/15/2013

  1. Vorvick LJ. Retroperitoneal fibrosis. MedlinePlus. March 17, 2011; Accessed 10/15/2013.
  2. Vaglio A, Salvarani C, Buzio C. Retroperitoneal fibrosis. Lancet. 2006; Accessed 10/15/2013.