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Il Giornale Italiano di Radiologia Medica 2018 Marzo-Aprile;5(2):297-9

DOI: 10.23736/S2283-8376.18.00043-8

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

A rare case of retroperitoneal fibrosis in pediatric age

Rocco MINELLI 1 , Eugenio ROSSI 2, Emanuele MINELLI 3, Donatella IRACE 1, Michele COPPOLA 4, Elio BIGNARDI 4, Cristiana PALUMBO 4, Raffaele ZECCOLINI 1, Massimo ZECCOLINI 5

1 Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Napoli, Italia; 2 U.S.D di Radiologia ed Ecografia Ospedale Pausillipon, A.O.R.N. Santobono-Pausillipon, Napoli, Italia; 3 U.O.C. di Radiologia Diagnostica P.O. San Giovanni di Dio, Asl Na2Nord, Frattamaggiore, Napoli, Italia; 4 U.O.C. Diagnostica per Immagini, Ospedale Cotugno A.O.R.N. dei Colli, Napoli, Italia; 5 U.O.C. Radiologia Ospedale Santobono, A.O.R.N. Santobono-Pausillipon, Napoli, Italia


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Retroperitoneal fibrosis, originally called Ormond’s disease, is a rare condition characterized by the formation of inflammatory and fibrous tissue in the back wall of the abdomen, which often encompasses the ureters and other organs present in the retroperitoneum. This condition can be idiopathic (up to 70% of cases) or secondary. Sometimes retroperitoneal fibrosis occurs in the context of a “chronic periaortitis”, characterized by inflammation and formation of fibrotic tissue surrounding the aorta and the iliac arteries and which can lead to abdominal aortic aneurysms. We describe a case of a child who came to our observation with abdominal pain and distension.


KEY WORDS: Retroperitoneal fibrosis - Pediatrics - Tomography, X-ray computed

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