HOKE SHIRLEY JR., M.D.; A. K. GUP, M.D.; JOSEPH SPANO, M.D.
In recent years considerable interest has developed in retroperitoneal fibrosis (1, 2), an uncommon sclerosing disorder that may involve not only the retroperitoneal structures but also pelvic organs (3), mediastinum (4, 5), biliary system, thyroid, and even the orbit. It has been suggested that on occasions it may be multifocal and familial (6). The following case of bilateral ureteral obstruction caused by idiopathic pelvic fibrosis presented striking radiographic and histologic features.
A 47-year-old Negro man was admitted to the Cardiology Service of the Veterans Administration Hospital in New Orleans, on March 21, 1967, for evaluation of hypertension. Seven
SHIRLEY H, GUP AK, SPANO J. Idiopathic Pelvic Fibrosis: Report of a Case with Unusual Histologic and Radiographic Features. Ann Intern Med. ;67:1248–1251. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-6-1248
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(6):1248-1251.
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