Atypical Case of Ureteral Obstruction from Retroperitoneal Fibrosis


  • Boonlert Lertsupakul Division of Urology, Nakorn Sri Thamarat Hospital


retroperitoneal fibrosis, ureteral obstruction


Purpose: The study contained herein was undertaken to report an original case of retroperitoneal fibrosis that resembled ureterovesical junction (UVJ) stone symptomatically.

Method: Reported is a case of retroperitoneal fibrosis with a brief literature review of the topic.

Result: Although many forms of retroperitoneal fibrosis have been reported. Compression of left ureter, with dysuria and flank pain as a chief complaint, made this case presentation. Although antegrade pyelogram finding supported the diagnosis of ureteral obstruction, an exploratory laparotomy nephroureterectomy was done.

Conclusion: Retroperitoneal fibrosis may mimic UVJ stone symptomatically. When differentiating the cause of ureteral obstruction, retroperitoneal fibrosis should be kept in mind.


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Lertsupakul, B. (2007). Atypical Case of Ureteral Obstruction from Retroperitoneal Fibrosis. Insight Urology, 28(2), 81–85. Retrieved from



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