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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(3) Coexisting fibrosclerotic processes have been seen in 20% of cases including retroperitoneal fibrosis, sclerosing cholangitis, sclerosing mediastinal fibrosis, and orbital pseudotumors.
(18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography for diagnosis and monitoring of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis associated with mediastinal fibrosis. Ann Nucl Med 2010;24:225-9.
The multitude of diseases affecting the mediastinum very considerably, ranging from tumor, cysts, vascular anomalies, lymph node masses, mediastinitis, mediastinal fibrosis, to pneumomediastinum.
Multiple organ systems can be affected, resulting in pancreatitis, retroperitoneal or mediastinal fibrosis, sclerosing cholangitis, and fibrosis of the lungs, parotid glands, and lacrimal glands.
(1) Some authors do suggest that the disease can represent a localized manifestation of a systemic condition because twenty percent of patients also have other inflammatory fibrosclerosing lesions like mediastinal fibrosis, sclerosing cholangitis, and retroperitoneal fibrosis.