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South Med J. 1993 Oct;86(10):1154-5.

Maternal death from severe retroperitoneal fibrosis.

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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex. 77030.


Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis is uncommon in pregnancy. We have described the case of a pregnant patient with a benign retroperitoneal spindle cell tumor involving the distal duodenum, right ureter, and right iliac artery and vein. She was treated with a left ureteral stent and a right percutaneous nephrostomy. Ultimate cause of death was electrolyte imbalance due to bowel obstruction.

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