CT and MR imaging in the evaluation of retroperitoneal fibrosis

Academic Article


  • We have performed CT and MR on five patients with biopsy proven retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF). Magnetic resonance (MR) accurately displayed a retroperitoneal mass of low signal intensity on T1-weighted scans and of heterogeneous medium signal intensity on T2-weighted scans. The coronal MR views demonstrated a retroperitoneal mass: The shape, signal intensity, and effects on the ureters and major vessels appear characteristic of RPF. © 1989 Raven Press, Ltd., New York.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 22454348
  • Author List

  • Mulligan SA; Holley HC; Koehler RE; Bradley Koslin D; Rubin E; Berland LL; Kenney PJ
  • Start Page

  • 277
  • End Page

  • 281
  • Volume

  • 13
  • Issue

  • 2