Retroperitoneal Fibrosis in a Chinese Woman with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Case Report
Hongtao Hu and Hua Shui*
Department of Nephrology, Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, Hubei, P. R. China
- Corresponding Author:
- Hongtao Hu
Department of Nephrology, Zhongnan
Hospital of Wuhan University, No.169
Road Donghu, Wuhan, Hubei, P. R. China
E-mail: [email protected]
Received March 14, 2016; Accepted May 17, 2016; Published May 26, 2016
Citation: Hu H, Shui H (2016) Retroperitoneal Fibrosis in a Chinese Woman with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Case Report. J Clin Case Rep 6:787. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000787
Copyright: © 2016 Shu H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Systemic lupus erythematosus with retroperitoneal fibrosis, a rare disease with the mechanism obscure, is considered an autoimmune disorder at present. Computed tomography and Magnetic resonance imaging are the two tests of choice in diagnosis and follow-up. A combination of corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs is usually applied for therapy. Laparoscopic ureterolysis, or robotic ureterolysis, if available, is the technique of choice to relieve obstruction.