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Retroperitoneal fibrosis

A slowly progressive condition of unknown etiology, characterized by deposition of fibrous tissue in the retroperitoneal space compressing the ureters, great vessels, bile duct, and other structures. When associated with abdominal aortic aneurysm, it may be called chronic periaortitis or inflammatory perianeurysmal fibrosis. [from MeSH]

MedGen UID:
20554
Concept ID:
C0035357
Pathologic Function
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Fibrosis

The formation of fibrous tissue; fibroid or fibrous degeneration. [from NCI]

MedGen UID:
5179
Concept ID:
C0016059
Pathologic Function
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IgG4-related mesenteritis

Sclerosing mesenteritis (SM) is a rare pathological disease causing inflammation of the adipose tissue of the small bowel mesentery and is commonly associated with abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, weight loss, bloating and loss of appetite. The two subforms include mesenteric panniculitis (where inflammation and fatty necrosis are dominant features) and retractile mesenteritis (where fibrosis and retraction dominate). [from ORDO]

MedGen UID:
832683
Concept ID:
CN201626
Finding
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Intestinal obstruction

An intestinal obstruction occurs when food or stool cannot move through the intestines. The obstruction can be complete or partial. There are many causes. The most common are adhesions, hernias, cancers, and certain medicines. . Symptoms include. -Severe abdominal pain or cramping . -Vomiting . -Bloating . -Loud bowel sounds . -Swelling of the abdomen . -Inability to pass gas . -Constipation. A complete intestinal obstruction is a medical emergency. It often requires surgery. NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.  [from MedlinePlus]

MedGen UID:
43933
Concept ID:
C0021843
Disease or Syndrome
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