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2020 Jan

Arch Esp Urol



Retroperitoneal fibrosis: A literature review.


Gómez Rivas J, Quintana L M, Álvarez-Maestro M, Aguilera A, Martinez Piñeiro L, Sarikaya S
Arch Esp Urol. 2020 Jan; 73(1):60-67.
PMID: 31950925.


Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is an uncommon disease due an inflammatory condition and deposit of fibrotic tissue that involves the retroperitoneal area over the lower four lumbar vertebrae. Very few epidemiologic studies exist that accurately characterize the incidence and prevalence of the disease.