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what to do if i have been diagnoised with retroperitoneal fibrosis . is there a medicen for it if so what?

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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Medications: Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis is a chronic non-specific inflammation of the retroperitoneum, which can entrap and obstruct important structures, notably the ureters. Treatment with corticosteroids, alternative treatment strategies for steroid-resistant cases (i.e. intensive immunosuppression) and hormonal treatment, particularly tamoxifen, have been utilized. Surgery may also be indicated
Answered on Jul 2, 2014

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