[Retroperitoneal fibrosis, an unrecognized inflammatory disease. Clinical observations and review of the literature].

@article{Meier2003RetroperitonealFA,
  title={[Retroperitoneal fibrosis, an unrecognized inflammatory disease. Clinical observations and review of the literature].},
  author={Pascal Meier and C Gilabert and Michel Burnier and Edouard Blanc},
  journal={Nephrologie},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={173-80}
}
Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RF) is a rare disease, typically with an insidious clinical course. The peak incidence is seen in patients 40 to 60 years of age and mostly in man. The characteristic finding in this disease is a periaortic fibrous mass that often surrounds the ureters. Although usually regarded as an obstructive uropathy, there has been growing… CONTINUE READING