RETROPERITONEAL FIBROSIS

Description

It is a rare disorder that blocks the tubes (ureters) that carry urine from the kidneys to the bladder

Symptoms

  • Dull pain in the abdomen
  • Leg pain
  • Discoloration in one or both legs
  • Swelling of one leg
  • Intense abdominal pain with bleeding or hemorrhaging
  • Appetite loss
  • Weight loss
  • Fever
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Inability to urinate
  • Reduced urine production
  • Impaired limb movement
  • Inability to think clearly
  • Anemia
  • Kidney failure

Causes

  • Drug (methysergide)
  • Malignant tumors
  • Tissue injured by trauma or surgery

Risk Factors

  • Age (between 40 and 60)
  • Gender (male)
  • Tuberculosis
  • Actinomycosis
  • Histoplasmosis

Diagnostic Tests

  • CT and MRI of abdomen
  • Blood tests
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Biopsy

Treatment

  • Corticosteroid drug therapy
  • Surgery
  • Immunosuppressants
  • Anti-inflammatory medicines

Prevention

Avoid long term use of medicines that contain methysergide