Remission of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis after sequential therapy with corticosteroids and tamoxifen

Tan M. Ö. , Uygur M., Diker Y., Erol D.

Urologia Internationalis, vol.71, no.4, pp.426-429, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1159/000074099
  • Title of Journal : Urologia Internationalis
  • Page Numbers: pp.426-429


The most favored therapy for idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis is the surgical relief of ureteral obstruction and use of corticosteroids to prevent recurrence. Although effective, long-term corticosteroid treatment could be associated with serious side effects. We would like to present a case of idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis treated successfully with intraperitonealization of the ureters and sequential therapy with steroids and tamoxifen to minimize the side effects. Copyright © 2003 S. Karger AG, Basel.