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Retroperitoneal fibrosis

Other Names for this Disease
  • Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • Ormond's disease
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What causes retroperitoneal fibrosis?

The cause of retroperitoneal fibrosis is unknown in 2/3 of cases (idiopathic); the rest are secondary to other factors, including:[1][2]

  • Neoplasms (tumor)
  • Infections
  • Trauma
  • Radiotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Use of certain drugs
Last updated: 10/15/2013

  1. Vorvick LJ. Retroperitoneal fibrosis. MedlinePlus. March 17, 2011; Accessed 10/15/2013.
  2. Vaglio A, Salvarani C, Buzio C. Retroperitoneal fibrosis. Lancet. 2006; Accessed 10/15/2013.