fibrosis

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fibrosis

the formation of an abnormal amount of fibrous tissue in an organ or part as the result of inflammation, irritation, or healing

fibrosis

[fī′brō·səs]
(medicine)
Growth of fibrous connective tissue in an organ or part in excess of that naturally present.
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Retroperitoneal fibrosis associated with SLE is thought to be very rare.
Another important argument in this case is determining whether the aortitis was secondary to retroperitoneal fibrosis or not.
Comparison of laparascopic with open approach for ureterolysis in patients with retroperitoneal fibrosis.
Surgical treatment of ureteric obstruction in idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis.
In contrast, IgG4-positive sclerosing pancreatitis is dominated by advancing fibrosis without lymphoid follicles11 and most closely resembles the current orbital lesion as well as retroperitoneal fibrosis, both of which are also typically bereft of follicles.
6) Neild et al, (13) in their review of 12 cases of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis, reported a rapid clinical response to glucocorticoid treatment during the acute-phase response of elevated serum IgG.
Our case documents that retroperitoneal fibrosis can arise as a sequel of radiation treatment for prostate cancer; therefore, we recommend prolonged follow-up of several years.
IgG4-related sclerosing disease incorporating sclerosing pancreatitis, cholangitis, sialadenitis and retroperitoneal fibrosis with lymphadenopathy.
Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis producing common bile duct and pancreatic duct obstruction.
Diagnosing retroperitoneal fibrosis is difficult because the presenting symptoms and signs are usually nonspecific and physical findings are lacking.
Histologically, the presence of thick, hyalinized bands, a prominent inflammatory infiltrate, and relatively low cellularity distinguishes retroperitoneal fibrosis from other intra-abdominal pathologies.
Retroperitoneal fibrosis, if unchecked, results in progressive bilateral ureteral obstruction; symptoms of azotemia with oliguria then supervene.