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

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

Urologia Internationalis, cilt.71, sa.4, ss.426-429, 2003 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 71 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000074099
  • Dergi Adı: Urologia Internationalis
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.