Case of the month October 2005: Retroperitoneal fibrosis

Retroperitoneal fibrosis with a mass around the distal abdominal aorta and proximal common iliac arteries with dilatation of the right and left kidney and an urinoma on the left side

Ultrasound Images & Clips

Retroperitoneal fibrosis with a mass around the distal abdominal aorta and proximal common iliac arteries with dilatation of the right and left kidney and an urinoma on the left side

Left kidney with dilatated collecting system and perirenal effusion longitudinal
Left kidney with dilatated collecting system and perirenal effusion longitudinal
Left kidney and perirenal effusion transverse
Left kidney and perirenal effusion transverse
Right kidney with dilatated collecting system longitudinal
Right kidney with dilatated collecting system longitudinal
Right kidney with dilatated collecting system transverse
Right kidney with dilatated collecting system transverse
Mass around the distal aorta transverse
Mass around the distal aorta transverse
Mass around the distal aorta transverse
Mass around the distal aorta transverse
Mass around the distal aorta and inferior mesenteric artery transverse
Mass around the distal aorta and inferior mesenteric artery transverse
Mass around the distal aorta and dilatated right ureter  transverse
Mass around the distal aorta and dilatated right ureter transverse

Retroperitoneal fibrosis with a mass around the distal abdominal aorta and proximal common iliac arteries with dilatation of the right and left kidney and an urinoma on the left side

Mass ventral of the distal abdominal aorta and a normal proximal aorta longitudinal
Mass ventral of the distal abdominal aorta and a normal proximal aorta longitudinal
Mass ventral of the distal abdominal aorta longitudinal
Mass ventral of the distal abdominal aorta longitudinal
Mass ventral of the distal abdominal aorta and inferior mesenteric artery longitudinal
Mass ventral of the distal abdominal aorta and inferior mesenteric artery longitudinal
Mass extending along the distal aorta and proximal left common iliac artery
Mass extending along the distal aorta and proximal left common iliac artery
Mass extending along the proximal left common iliac artery. The distal common iliac artery is normal.
Mass extending along the proximal left common iliac artery. The distal common iliac artery is normal.
Mass extending along the proximal right common iliac artery
Mass extending along the proximal right common iliac artery
Mass extending along the proximal right common iliac artery. The distal common iliac artery is normal.
Mass extending along the proximal right common iliac artery. The distal common iliac artery is normal.

Retroperitoneal fibrosis with a mass around the distal abdominal aorta and proximal common iliac arteries with dilatation of the right and left kidney and an urinoma on the left side

CT scan
CT scan
CT scan
CT scan
CT scan
CT scan
CT scan
CT scan
Plain abdominal X ray showing a stent in the right and left ureter
Plain abdominal X ray showing a stent in the right and left ureter

The same patient after treatment: Follow up examination of the same patient with retroperitoneal fibrosis after corticosteroid treatment. There is regression of the mass.

Longitudinal image with regression of the mass around the aorta
Longitudinal image with regression of the mass around the aorta
Transverse image with regression of the mass around the aorta
Transverse image with regression of the mass around the aorta
Longitudinal image with regression of the mass around the common iliac artery
Longitudinal image with regression of the mass around the common iliac artery
Longitudinal image with regression of the mass around the common iliac artery
Longitudinal image with regression of the mass around the common iliac artery

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  • Hitachi Ultrasound System