Retroperitoneal fibrosis: a rare disease for frontline clinicians.

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Summary of "Retroperitoneal fibrosis: a rare disease for frontline clinicians."

Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a rare cause of renal dysfunction, typically presenting with obstructive uropathy (sometimes with extra-renal manifestations). Given its insidious and subtle presentation, reaching the diagnosis can be challenging. We report the case of a 65-year-old female presenting with a 6-month history of unexplained constitutional symptoms, weight loss and mild renal impairment. Abdominal imaging revealed bilateral ureteric obstruction due to retroperitoneal fibrosis and so she underwent urgent ureteric stent insertion. Subsequent treatment with oral corticosteroids led to resolution of her symptoms and regression of the retroperitoneal mass.


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Name: The journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
ISSN: 2042-8189
Pages: 125-127


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