Retroperitoneal fibrosis

E. Stephen Amis

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Retroperitoneal fibrosis is the formation of a fibrotic plaque in the prelumbar or presacral area which becomes clinically significant when it produces ureteral obstruction. It can occur as a result of taking certain drugs, retroperitoneal fluid collections, inflammatory disease of various intraabdominal organs, previous surgery or radiation therapy, and various metastatic neoplasms. The majority of the causes of retroperitoneal fibrosis are considered idiopathic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-137
Number of pages3
JournalUrologic radiology: A journal of diagnostic imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1990


  • Ormond’s disease, malignant
  • Retroperitoneal fibrosis, idiopathic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Urology


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