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retroperitoneal fibrosis

Friday 18 December 2009

- IgG4-associated retroperitoneal fibrosis

The possible involvement of immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4) in the pathogenesis of idiopathic sclerosing lesions has been suggested. Retroperitoneal fibrosis could be classified as IgG4-related or not. (19950407)

See also

- idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis

References

- Retroperitoneal fibrosis: a clinicopathologic study with respect to immunoglobulin G4. Zen Y, Onodera M, Inoue D, Kitao A, Matsui O, Nohara T, Namiki M, Kasashima S, Kawashima A, Matsumoto Y, Katayanagi K, Murata T, Ishizawa S, Hosaka N, Kuriki K, Nakanuma Y. Am J Surg Pathol. 2009 Dec;33(12):1833-9. PMID: 19950407

- Hughes D, Buckley PJ. Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis is a macrophage-rich process. Implications for its pathogenesis and treatment. Am J Surg Pathol. 1993 May;17(5):482-90. PMID: 8470762