Idiopathic vs. secondary retroperitoneal fibrosis: a clinicopathological study of 12 cases, with emphasis to possible relationship to IgG4-related disease

@article{Laco2013IdiopathicVS,
  title={Idiopathic vs. secondary retroperitoneal fibrosis: a clinicopathological study of 12 cases, with emphasis to possible relationship to IgG4-related disease},
  author={Jan Laco and Miroslav Podhola and Kateřina Kamar{\'a}dov{\'a} and Ivo Nov{\'a}k and Daniel Dobe{\vs} and Milo{\vs} Broď{\'a}k and M{\'a}ria H{\'a}cov{\'a} and Ale{\vs} Ry{\vs}ka},
  journal={Virchows Archiv},
  year={2013},
  volume={463},
  pages={721-730}
}
Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RF) is a rare disease characterized by inflammation and fibrosis of retroperitoneal soft tissues. It is classified into two types: idiopathic (iRF) and secondary (sRF). The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between iRF and IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) and to eventually extend the clinicopathological features of this condition by analysis of the sample comprising six iRF and six sRF patients. The iRF patients included four males and two females… CONTINUE READING