Retroperitoneal Fibrosis refers to fibrosis in the lower vertebral region that causes obstruction of the peritoneal organs especially the ureter. When the condition becomes severe, symptoms progress from back and pelvic pain to renal obstruction and might also necessitate a surgical ureterolysis. Medicinal drugs like glucocorticoids might prove effective in the first stage. Patients suffering from Retroperitoneal Fibrosis are usually found to suffer from hypertension, abdominal mass, nausea and urinary complications.
HOW IS RETROPERITONEAL FIBROSIS DIAGNOSED?
In children, the presence of Retroperitoneal Fibrosis may lead to a pelvic pain that resists hip extension.