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Retroperitoneal fibrosis: a rare cause of both ureteral and small bowel obstruction.
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PMID:  17109508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a rare condition of unclear etiology. It can cause ureteral obstruction. We present the unique case of a 54 years old female, who initially presented with spontaneous perforation of the cecum. Upon exploring the abdomen, the classical glistening white, unyielding retroperitoneal fibrosis was encountered. A right hemicolectomy was performed. Subsequently, the patient presented with bilateral ureteral obstruction, and later on with small bowel obstruction. Ureteral obstruction was treated with stents, and small bowel obstruction was treated with bypass. To our knowledge no case of idiopathic RPF presenting with features of both bilateral ureteral and small bowel obstruction has been reported in the literature.
Faisal Aziz; Srinivasulu Conjeevaram; Than Phan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1007-9327     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2006 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-11-19     Completed Date:  2007-01-22     Revised Date:  2014-09-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  7061-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Intestinal Obstruction / diagnosis,  etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Jejunal Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  pathology,  surgery
Middle Aged
Retroperitoneal Fibrosis / complications*,  diagnosis,  pathology
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Ureteral Obstruction / diagnosis,  etiology*,  pathology,  surgery

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