Retroperitoneal fibrosis

Koulaouzidis, Anastasios; Bhat, Shivaram; Gopal, Karthy
October 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/23/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 9, p1027
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a patient with retroperitoneal fibrosis . The author defines retroperitoneal fibrosis or Ormond's disease as a rare fibro-inflammatory disease with an estimated prevalence of 1-2 per 100,000 and male preponderance . The patient developed a hydronephrosis in the left kidney and undergoes pigtail ureteric stent insertion to drain the hydronephrotic kidney. A computed tomography scan showing retroperitoneal mass and hydronephrosis is discussed.


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