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How do docs treat retroperitoneal fibrosis?

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Dr. Tracy Berg
Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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