East African Medical Journal

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Unusual Presentation Of Idiopathic Retroperitoneal Fibrosis: Case Report

N Twahirwa, J Rees


Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis (IRF) is an uncommon entity described as progressive proliferation of connective tissues leading to a fibrous plaque-like lesions that encases the aorta and inferior vena cava inferior to the level of the renal arteries. Mass forming retroperitoneal fibrosis is rare. We present a rare case of a unilateral focal retroperitoneal mass simulating a tumour encasing the middle third of the left ureter, with involvement of the ipsilateral scrotum.

East African Medical Journla Vol. 85 (5) 2008: pp. 248-252
AJOL African Journals Online