retroperitonitis

retroperitonitis

 [ret″ro-per″ĭ-to-ni´tis]
inflammation in the retroperitoneal space.
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ret·ro·per·i·to·ni·tis

(ret'rō-per'i-tō-nī'tis),
Inflammation of the cellular tissue behind the peritoneum.
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ret·ro·per·i·to·ni·tis

(ret'rō-per'i-tŏ-nī'tis)
Inflammation of the cellular tissue behind the peritoneum.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Ferris, "Sclerosing cholangitis: its possible association with Riedel's struma and fibrous retroperitonitis. Report of two cases," The New England Journal of Medicine, vol.
A variety of terms have been used to describe the disorder, including Ormond's disease, periureteritis fibrosa, periureteritis plastica, chronic periureteritis, sclerosing retroperitoneal granuloma, and fibrous retroperitonitis. In most patients (approximately 68%), no etiologic factor is found.
This disorder was initially called Ormond disease or syndrome [6], but other names used include periureteritis fibrosa, periureteritis plastica, chronic periureteritis, sclerosing retroperitoneal granuloma, and fibrous retroperitonitis. RF may be idiopathic or secondary to other causes [6].

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