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Tamoxifen for retroperitoneal fibrosis.
  1. L. Frankart,
  2. F. Lorge,
  3. J. Donckier
  1. Division of Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, University Hospital UCL of Mont-Godinne, Yvoir, Belgium.


    Retroperitoneal fibrosis, either idiopathic or associated with aortic inflammatory aneurysm, is a chronic fibrotic disease that causes progressive obstruction of ureters and vessels around the lower abdominal aorta. Treatment is often difficult (surgery) or hazardous (steroids). We report a case of a woman with retroperitoneal fibrosis associated with aortic inflammatory aneurysm, who was successfully treated with oral tamoxifen.

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