Treatment for retroperitoneal fibrosis (part 4)

Published : 27 Jul 2021 07:26 PM | Updated : 27 Jul 2021 07:26 PM

Treatment varies depending on the severity and location of the fibrosis. If you’re diagnosed in the early stages of the condition, you may be prescribed anti-inflammatory medications, corticosteroids, or immunosuppressants.

If you’re diagnosed after fibrosis has blocked one or both of your ureters, your doctor will need to clear the obstruction.

This is done by draining the urine with a stent, or drainage tube, inserted through your back and into your kidney. A stent may also be run from your bladder through the ureter into the kidney.

•    free the affected ureter from the fibrosis

•    wrap the affected ureter in fat tissue from the intestines to protect it from fibrosis regrowth

•    reposition the affected ureter away from the inflammation to prevent the blockage from happening again

The majority of cases cannot be linked to any specific cause, so prevention may not be possible.

However, the condition is associated with the use of some medications to treat high blood pressure and medications to treat migraines called ergotamines. 

    Courtesy: Health Line