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2022 Mar 24

Curr Rheumatol Rev

Unknown Extra-Articular Manifestation of Spondyloarthritis: What About Retroperitoneal Fibrosis? A Case Based Literature Review.


Boussaid S, Majdouba M B, Rekik S, Jammali S, Cheour E, Sahli H, Elleuch M
Curr Rheumatol Rev. 2022 Mar 24.
PMID: 35331116.


Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a rare disease characterized by fibro-inflammatory tissue proliferation in the retroperitoneum. It results in a chronic inflammatory and fibrosis condition, possibly leading to compression of the retroperitoneal structures, especially to encasement of the ureters and the inferior vena cava. It may have an idiopathic or a secondary origin. Spondyloarthritis (SpA) is one of the rare conditions described among the secondary forms.