idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis

idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis

n.
A benign disorder of unknown cause characterized by the proliferation of retroperitoneal connective tissue, usually causing obstruction of the ureters. Also called Ormond's disease.
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Clinicopathologic characteristics of IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis among patients initially diagnosed as having idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis.
Long-term renal and patient outcome in idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis treated with prednisone.
Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis carries a good prognosis, with little effect on long-term morbidity or mortality.
Periureteral extension of the inflammatory disease that has affected the aorta and mere coincidence (the coexistence of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis and an abdominal aneurysm) are the 2 main pathophysiologic mechanisms that have been proposed.
I have read these reports and agree that they probably represent cases of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis.
6) Neild et al, (13) in their review of 12 cases of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis, reported a rapid clinical response to glucocorticoid treatment during the acute-phase response of elevated serum IgG.
Value of acute-phase reactants in monitoring disease activity and treatment response in idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis.

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