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Isolated periaortitis: Clinical and imaging characteristics

Authors Abdel-Rauf Zeina, Slobodin Gleb, Jochanan E Naschitz, Zeev Loberman, Elisha Barmeir

Published 15 January 2008 Volume 2007:3(6) Pages 1083—1086


Abdel-Rauf Zeina1, Slobodin Gleb2, Jochanan E Naschitz2, Zeev Loberman3, Elisha Barmeir1

1Department of Radiology and MAR Imaging Institute, 2Department of Internal Medicine A and 3Vascular Surgery Unit, Bnai-Zion Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Abstract: Chronic periaortitis includes a variety of conditions that have similar clinical and histopathological findings, and thus probably represents different manifestations of the same disease: idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis, perianeurysmal retroperitoneal fibrosis, and inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysms. We describe the clinical and imaging characteristics of the nonaneurysmal form of chronic periaortitis, recognized as isolated periaortitis, in an adult male patient presented with low back pain.

Keywords: chronic periaortitis, idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis, aortitis, autoimmune disease

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