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

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

UROLOGIA INTERNATIONALIS, cilt.71, ss.426-429, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 71 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1159/000074099
  • 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 (C) 2003 S. Karger AG, Basel.