Spontaneous resolution of apparent radiation associated retroperitoneal fibrosis

Azadeh Khezri, Howard L. Berman, Elliot Rosenstein, Neil Kramer

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: A 70-year-old man was diagnosed with retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) complicated by ureteral obstruction 4 months after finishing radiotherapy for prostate cancer. He was treated conservatively with ureteral stent placement. After 3 months, computed tomography scan of the abdomen revealed resolution of RPF without any medical or surgical interventions. Although an uncommon event, the possibility of spontaneous resolution of RPF, as demonstrated by this and previously reported cases, has led some to encourage conservative management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)436-438
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Rheumatology
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
Radiation
Ureteral Obstruction
Abdomen
Stents
Prostatic Neoplasms
Radiotherapy
Tomography

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  • Rheumatology

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