Surgical management of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis.


The management of 10 patients with idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis causing obstructive uropathy is presented. In all cases the obstruction was relieved by ureterolysis and corticosteroid therapy was not used during the initial treatment. In 9 patients the operation was well tolerated but one, who developed a pyonephrosis after pre-operative ureteric… (More)


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