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Idiopathic Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
What to do if I have been diagnoised with retroperitoneal fibrosis . is there a medicen for it if so what?
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 ...Read more
Manage symptoms: Retroperitoneal fibrosis is one of those chronic disorders without a cure. It causes scarring behind the abdominal organs. Can narrow veins, arteries, urine conduits, ureters. Docs use stents, vacualr bypasses, filters and monitoring to manage the consequences. Long term anticoagulation is often required, as are compression devices for the legs. ...Read more
Ok sure: But could be constipated too.Get a more detailed answer ›
Chronic scarring: Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis is a chronic non-specific inflammation of the retroperitoneum, which can entrap and obstruct important structures, notably the ureters. The average age of diagnosis is about 55 years and the male:female ratio was 3:1. Options for treatment include corticosteroids, other immunosuppressive and hormonal treatment (such as tamoxifen), as well as surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is a renal autotransplant involving retroperitoneal fibrosis & what would be the reason for having this?
Per my medical records for an Ileostomy Reversal surgery I underwent, it states the surgeon did a Renal Autotransplant involving retroperitoneal fibrosis. Normal procedure? Explain, please.
My take is ...: This question should be directed to the then surgical team. No one should make a "smart" comment or suggestion now after years from the surgery because how, when, and what should be done in individual procedures for medical calamities have changed and evolved over time. That is life. Let life and medicine evolve and move; it's unfair / un-smart to be a hind-sighted smart one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I m 60 yr old female.. was diagnosed RETROPERITONEAL FIBROSIS 17 years ago and underwent rt. ureterolysis... by the time of diagnosis , my left kidney was completely fibrosed... Over the years , i had taken prednisolones , d/j stent placements for 10 year
Is there a question.: Hope all is well with you. I understand the disease although I didn't see a question in your history. ...Read more
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