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Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis in a young female; the first case report in Sri Lanka

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Pradeep Jayantha Gamage ,

Provincial General Hospital Badulla, Badulla, LK
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Saman Chandana,

Provincial General Hospital, Badulla, LK
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Upul Weerasinghe,

Provincial General Hospital, Badulla, LK
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Mohan Samarasinghe,

Provincial General Hospital, Badulla, LK
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Sampath Jayawardhane,

Provincial General Hospital, Badulla, LK
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Nadun Dhanushka Gamage,

Provincial General Hospital, Badulla, LK
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Jalitha Thinnarachchi

Provincial General Hospital, Badulla, LK
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Abstract

Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis (IRF) is a rare disease with a better prognosis if identified earlier and treated promptly. This is thought to be secondary to an autoimmune process resulting in fibrosis, causing obstructive uropathy. Radiological aspects play a major role in diagnosis and follow up. We present a young female patient who was diagnosed with idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis and treated successfully. This case highlights the fact that diagnosing IRF is a result of a cascade of reasonable investigations and early diagnosis prevents irreversible renal damage. Classic radiological features with histology provide a guide to the proper diagnosis, and treatment with corticosteroids gives a marked response.
How to Cite: Gamage, P.J., Chandana, S., Weerasinghe, U., Samarasinghe, M., Jayawardhane, S., Gamage, N.D. and Thinnarachchi, J., 2018. Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis in a young female; the first case report in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine, 27(2), pp.59–62. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljm.v27i2.94
Published on 26 Dec 2018.
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