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retroperitoneal fibrosis


Definition: fibrosis of retroperitoneal structures and connective tissue commonly involving and obstructing the ureters; the cause is usually unknown.

Synonym(s): idiopathic fibrous retroperitonitis, Ormond disease, periureteritis plastica

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