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Robotic complete excision of sacrocolpopexy mesh. Standardized technique.

J Minim Invasive Gynecol 2019 Apr 18. Epub 2019 Apr 18.

From the Department of Gynecology. Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona.

Study Objective: Description of a standardized technique for robotic complete excision of sacrocolpopexy mesh.

Design: Step by Step video demonstration of the technique.

Setting: Tertiary care academic hospital PATIENTS: Three patients with persistent pain following sacrocolpopexy mesh insertion. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmig.2019.04.016DOI Listing
April 2019
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[F-FDG positron emission tomography in non-oncological renal pathology: Current indications and perspectives].

Nephrol Ther 2019 Apr 11. Epub 2019 Apr 11.

Service de néphrologie, centre hospitalier universitaire de Liège, avenue Hippocrate 13, 4000 Liège, Belgique; Groupe interdisciplinaire de géno-protéomique appliquée (GIGA), sciences cardiovasculaires, université de Liège, Liège, Belgique. Electronic address:

Positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT) is a nuclear imaging technique which provides anatomical and functional information. PET/CT is increasingly used in non-oncological nephrology since conventional radiological approaches after injection of contrast agents are relatively contra-indicated in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). PET/CT after i. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nephro.2018.11.007DOI Listing
April 2019
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[Dedifferentiated liposarcoma with inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor-like features: a clinicopathological analysis of five cases].

Zhonghua Bing Li Xue Za Zhi 2019 Apr;48(4):282-287

Department of Pathology, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210029, China.

To investigate the clinicopathological features, diagnosis and differential diagnosis of dedifferentiated liposarcoma (DDLPS) with inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT)-like features. Five cases of DDLPS with IMT-like features were collected from the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, the Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the First People's Hospital of Qinzhou between 2013 and 2018. EnVision method and fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) were used to detect the immunophenotype of the tumor cells and the profile of MDM2 gene amplification respectively. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0529-5807.2019.04.004DOI Listing
April 2019
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Urological manifestations of the disease related to immunoglobulin G4.

Cir Cir 2019 ;86(1):57-64

Critical Areas Division CENIAQ, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación. Mexico City. Mexico.

Immunoglobulin G4 related disease (IgG4-RD) is a fibro-inflammatory disease of unknown etiology, characterized by lesions in the form of tumors, elevated serum IgG4 levels, plasma cells with significant IgG4 infiltration, accompanied by phlebitis obliterans and fibrosis. This disease usually has multiorgan disease, including pancreas, biliary tract, salivary glands, peri orbital tissues, kidneys, lungs, lymph nodes and retro peritoneum. IgG4-RD mainly affects men with a predominance of age by young adults until old age. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.24875/CIRUE.M18000009DOI Listing
January 2019

IgG4-related disease in patients with newly diagnosed idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis: a population-based Danish study.

Scand J Rheumatol 2019 Apr 1:1-6. Epub 2019 Apr 1.

b Department of Rheumatology , Odense University Hospital , Odense , Denmark.

Objectives: IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) may present as 'idiopathic' retroperitoneal fibrosis (IRPF). We aimed to determine the occurrence of IgG4-retroperitoneal fibrosis (IgG4-RPF) in a nationwide study on patients with newly diagnosed IRPF, and to compare histopathological, imaging, and clinical features in the IgG4-RPF and non-IgG4-RPF subsets.

Method: The National Danish Pathology Register was searched for biopsy codes relating to retroperitoneal tissue from 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2013. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03009742.2018.1551963DOI Listing
April 2019
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Acute Kidney Failure in a Young African American Male.

Case Rep Nephrol 2019 17;2019:2591560. Epub 2019 Feb 17.

Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Los Angeles, CA 91342, USA.

Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a condition characterized by chronic inflammatory and fibrotic changes in the retroperitoneum that can lead to serious complications including kidney failure, mesenteric and limb ischemia, and deep venous thrombosis among others. Affected individuals may present with nonspecific symptomology that would require a high clinical index of suspicion for prompt diagnosis. We herein discuss a case of a young African-American man with recurrent deep venous thrombosis who presents with a 4-week history of constant aching pain of abdomen and back and kidney failure. Read More

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https://www.hindawi.com/journals/crin/2019/2591560/
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2019/2591560DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6398077PMC
February 2019
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Retroperitoneal fibrosis associated with orbital pseudotumor without evidence of IgG4: A case report with review of literature.

Intractable Rare Dis Res 2019 Feb;8(1):29-35

Internal Medicine Department, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón, Madrid, Spain.

Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a rare disease characterized by chronic inflammation and periaortic fibrosis that affects retroperitoneal structures and often entraps the ureters. The idiopathic form has an incidence of 0.1-1. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.5582/irdr.2018.01075DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6409117PMC
February 2019
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Adipose tissue dysfunction in obese horses with equine metabolic syndrome.

Equine Vet J 2019 Mar 13. Epub 2019 Mar 13.

Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Roslin, Midlothian, UK.

Background: Obesity is a common feature of equine metabolic syndrome (EMS). In other species, obese adipose tissue shows pathological features such as adipocyte hypertrophy, fibrosis, inflammation and impaired insulin signalling all of which contribute to whole body insulin dysregulation. Such adipose tissue dysfunction has not been investigated in horses. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/evj.13097DOI Listing
March 2019
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[Hypophysitis and retroperitoneal fibrosis associated with autoimmune polyglandular syndrome and IgG4-related disease. Report of one case].

Rev Med Chil 2018 Dec;146(12):1486-1492

Servicio de Medicina, Hospital Naval A. Nef., Viña del Mar, Chile.

We report a 23 year old woman presenting with a nephrotic syndrome due to minimal change disease, central diabetes insipidus, primary hypothyroidism, vitiligo and universal alopecia. Eleven years later, she presented secondary amenorrhea due to hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, with mild hyperprolactinemia and central adrenal insufficiency. A magnetic resonance imaging of the sella turcica showed a pituitary mass with suprasellar extension that was resected using a transsphenoidal approach. Read More

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http://www.scielo.cl/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S
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http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/s0034-98872018001201486DOI Listing
December 2018
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Chronic Hepatitis E in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine Patients: A Retrospective Multicenter European Cohort Study.

Viruses 2019 Feb 22;11(2). Epub 2019 Feb 22.

Université Paris Descartes, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), Hôpital Cochin, Hepatology Service, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale unité 1223, Institut Pasteur, 75006 Paris, France.

Hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection is a pandemic with regional outbreaks, including in industrialized countries. HEV infection is usually self-limiting but can progress to chronic hepatitis E in transplant recipients and HIV-infected patients. Whether other immunocompromised hosts, including rheumatology and internal medicine patients, are at risk of developing chronic HEV infection is unclear. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/v11020186DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6410237PMC
February 2019
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Management of residual masses in testicular germ cell tumors.

Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 2019 Apr 22;19(4):291-300. Epub 2019 Feb 22.

a Department of Urology, Urologic Oncology, Robot-assisted and Specialized Urologic Surgery , University Hospital Cologne , Köln , Germany.

Introduction: About 50% of all patients with advanced testicular cancer demonstrate residual retroperitoneal or extraretroperitoneal masses. About two thirds of the masses harbour necrosis/fibrosis only whereas as about 10% and 40% harbour vital cancer or teratoma. Appropriate therapy will result in a high cure rate if performed properly. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14737140.2019.1580146DOI Listing
April 2019
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Retroperitoneal fibrosis after chemo-radiotherapy for cervical cancer: A case report.

J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2019 Apr 20;45(4):938-941. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.

Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a rare disease characterized by proliferation of fibro-inflammatory tissue in the retroperitoneum. Multiple studies have reported on the idiopathic cases of the disease, but reports of RPF secondary to irradiation are very limited. Herein, we report the case of a 47-year-old woman who complained of lower abdominal pain 14 months after chemo-radiotherapy for cervical cancer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jog.13898DOI Listing
April 2019
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Yellow Periorbital Plaque and Retroperitoneal Fibrosis.

JAMA Dermatol 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.5233DOI Listing
February 2019
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Immunoglobulin G4 Inflammatory Aortic Aneurysm Mimicking Acute Aortic Syndrome.

Ann Thorac Surg 2019 Feb 13. Epub 2019 Feb 13.

Department of Orthopedics and Trauma - Surgery, Division of Trauma - Surgery, General Hospital of Vienna, Austria.

Immunoglobulin-G4-related disease (IgG4RD) is a novel clinical entity characterized by lymphoplasmacytic infiltrates presenting as an excessive fibrosis such as retroperitoneal inflammatory pseudotumor but rarely affecting the heart or the aorta. We describe a case of IgG4RD with multifocal aortic involvement presenting as an acute aortic syndrome. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.01.029DOI Listing
February 2019
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Endovascular treatment of duplicated inferior vena cava compression from retroperitoneal fibrosis.

J Vasc Surg Cases Innov Tech 2018 Dec 10;4(4):311-314. Epub 2018 Dec 10.

Section of Vascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.

A 68-year-old man with a history of retroperitoneal fibrosis was referred to our clinic because of disabling bilateral lower extremity swelling and venous claudication, worse on the right side than on the left. He was noted to have a duplicated inferior vena cava and an iliac vein obliteration from retroperitoneal fibrosis. The patient underwent bilateral iliac vein stenting and had complete relief of symptoms through follow-up of 46 months with no recurrence. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvscit.2018.07.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6298941PMC
December 2018
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Chylous Ascites due to Mantle Cell Lymphoma.

Eur J Case Rep Intern Med 2018 26;5(6):000871. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

Internal Medicine Department, Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia-Espinho, Portugal.

Chylous ascites is rare and results in accumulation of lymph in the abdominal cavity, due to several mechanisms. The ascitic liquid is milky because of the high concentration of triglycerides (>200 mg/dl). The higher incidence compared to the past is explained by increased survival of patients with cancer and more aggressive surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.12890/2018_000871DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6346885PMC
June 2018
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Retroperitoneal fibrosis in the era of immunoglobulin G4-related disease.

Kidney Res Clin Pract 2019 Mar;38(1):42-48

Department of Internal Medicine, Korea University Anam Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Background: Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a rare disease characterized by fibroinflammatory tissue in the periaortic or periiliac retroperitoneum, where it frequently encases ureters. There is emerging evidence that a subset of this disease is part of a spectrum of multisystemic autoimmune diseases collectively referred to as "immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease".

Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 27 idiopathic RPF patients and identified a subset as IgG4-related RPF, which we categorized according to recently published comprehensive diagnostic criteria. Read More

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http://www.krcp-ksn.org/journal/view.html?doi=10.23876/j.krc
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http://dx.doi.org/10.23876/j.krcp.18.0052DOI Listing
March 2019
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Urine retention in cattle putatively associated with injection of an ivermectin and closantel anthelmintic formulation into the ischiorectal fossa.

N Z Vet J 2019 May 11;67(3):148-154. Epub 2019 Mar 11.

a School of Veterinary Science , Massey University , Palmerston North , New Zealand.

Case History: A group of 39, 19-22-month-old Friesian bulls were administered an ivermectin/closantel anthelmintic via intended S/C injection in the ischiorectal fossa on 15 June 2017 (Day 0). Over the next 50 days, 22 affected bulls presented various degrees of anorexia, abdominal pain and urine dribbling. Seventeen bulls were examined by transrectal ultrasonography which revealed urinary bladder distension in all 17, and peritoneal fluid accumulation in some. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00480169.2019.1581112DOI Listing
May 2019
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Pediatric idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis.

Radiol Case Rep 2019 Apr 31;14(4):459-462. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department of Radiology, 3889 JPP, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242, US.

Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is a very rare disease that is even more rare in the pediatric population. Even less common are idiopathic pediatric cases of retroperitoneal fibrosis, with a majority of reported pediatric retroperitoneal fibrosis cases being associated with secondary etiologies. We present an 11-year-old Caucasian female that was diagnosed with idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to work-up severe bilateral hydronephrosis that was identified with retroperitoneal ultrasound. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.radcr.2019.01.006DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6357545PMC
April 2019
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Endovascular Repair of Inflammatory Aortic Aneurysms: Experience in a Single Center.

Ann Vasc Surg 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of General, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Centre Hospitalière Regional du Val de Sambre Rue Chère-Voie, Sambreville, Belgium.

Background: Inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm (IAAA) remained a rare cause of aneurysmal aortic disease, with incidences between 5% and 10%. The current treatment for IAAA consists of open surgical repair and endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Avoiding an inflamed, fibrotic retroperitoneum is the driving force behind the desire to repair IAAA endovascularly. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.10.046DOI Listing
February 2019
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Consideration concerning similarities and differences between ANCA-associated vasculitis and IgG-4-related diseases: case series and review of literature.

Immunol Res 2019 Feb;67(1):99-107

Department of Rheumatology and Allergy, Japanese Red Cross Society Narita Hospital, 90-1, Iida-cho, Narita-shi, Chiba, 286-8523, Japan.

Anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis (AAV) and immunoglobulin G4-related diseases (IgG4-RD) are regarded as entirely different disease types with different etiological mechanisms. However, we experienced two cases that had clinical features of both AAV and IgG4-RD. The first case is an 81-year-old woman who showed periaortitis and retroperitoneal fibrosis and periarteritis with elevation of myeloperoxidase-anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody and IgG4 levels. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12026-019-9070-7DOI Listing
February 2019
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Persistent FDG/PET CT uptake in idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis helps identifying patients at a higher risk for relapse.

Eur J Intern Med 2019 04 31;62:67-71. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Département de Médecine Interne, Hôpital Bichat, PRES Sorbonne Paris Cité, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France; Département Hospitalo-Universitaire FIRE (Fibrosis, Inflammation and Remodelling in Renal and Respiratory Diseases), Paris, France; INSERM U1149, Paris, France. Electronic address:

Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of persistent retroperitoneal fibrosis FDG uptake using FDG/PET CT in patients with idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis (IRF).

Methods: In this monocentric retrospective cohort study, all patients admitted for IRF from January 2009 to December 2017 underwent a FDG/PET CT at diagnosis and during follow up. Metabolic activity of IRF was assessed by retroperitoneal fibrosis FDG uptake measured as maximal standardized uptake value (SUVmax). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2019.01.019DOI Listing
April 2019
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IgG4-related disease: what a hematologist needs to know.

Haematologica 2019 Mar 31;104(3):444-455. Epub 2019 Jan 31.

Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

IgG4-related disease is a fibro-inflammatory condition that can affect nearly any organ system. Common presentations include major salivary and lacrimal gland enlargement, orbital disease, autoimmune pancreatitis, retroperitoneal fibrosis and tubulointerstitial nephritis. This review focuses on the hematologic manifestations of IgG4-related disease, including lymphadenopathy, eosinophilia, and polyclonal hypergammaglobulinemia. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3324/haematol.2018.205526DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6395313PMC
March 2019
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Disease associated with immunoglobulin g.

Authors:
A G Chuchalin

Ter Arkh 2018 Apr;90(3):4-9

Scientific research Institute pulmonology Federal medical and biological Agency, Moscow, Russia.

Diseases associated with disorders of immunoglobulin g synthesis and its subclasses are described. The analysis of the role of both deficiency and its increased production in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of diseases in humans. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.26442/terarkh20189034-9DOI Listing
April 2018
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Relapse patterns and predictors of IgG4-related diseases involved with autoimmune pancreatitis: A single-center retrospective study of 115 patients.

J Dig Dis 2019 Mar;20(3):152-158

Department of Medicine and Bioregulatory Science, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.

Objective: Autoimmune pancreatitis is an autoimmune disorder accompanied by clinicopathological manifestations that have been established as immunoglobulin (IgG)4-related diseases (IgG4-RD). Other IgG4-RD are often involved with autoimmune pancreatitis. They sometimes relapse despite a favorable response to steroid therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1751-2980.12708DOI Listing
March 2019
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Early administration of systemic chemotherapy should be considered for scirrhous gastric cancer: A case report.

Mol Clin Oncol 2019 Jan 16;10(1):113-117. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Keio Cancer Center, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo 160-8582, Japan.

Scirrhous gastric cancer tends to disseminate to the peritoneum and retroperitoneum, where it induces fibrosis. Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) frequently causes acute renal failure due to ureteral obstruction and it tends to make many of physicians hesitate to initiate systemic chemotherapy. The present study reported the case of a 68-year-old man who was diagnosed with scirrhous gastric cancer with peritoneal and retroperitoneal dissemination, causing acute renal failure due to RPF. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3892/mco.2018.1767DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6313955PMC
January 2019
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Applying Radiomics to Predict Pathology of Postchemotherapy Retroperitoneal Nodal Masses in Germ Cell Tumors.

JCO Clin Cancer Inform 2018 12;2:1-12

Jeremy Lewin, Padraig Warde, Peter Chung, Lynn Anson Cartwright, Joan Sweet, Aaron R. Hansen, and Philippe L. Bedard, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre; Michael A.S. Jewett, Robert J. Hamilton, Madhur Nayan, Ricardo Leão, Aaron R. Hansen, and Philippe L. Bedard, University of Toronto; Paul Dufort, Jaydeep Halankar, Martin O'Malley, and Ur Metser, University Health Network; and Abha Gupta, Armando Lorenzo, and Jeffrey Traubici, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Purpose: After chemotherapy, approximately 50% of patients with metastatic testicular germ cell tumors (GCTs) who undergo retroperitoneal lymph node dissections (RPNLDs) for residual masses have fibrosis. Radiomics uses image processing techniques to extract quantitative textures/features from regions of interest (ROIs) to train a classifier that predicts outcomes. We hypothesized that radiomics would identify patients with a high likelihood of fibrosis who may avoid RPLND. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1200/CCI.18.00004DOI Listing
December 2018
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Multifocal gastrointestinal varices: a rare manifestation of immunoglobulin G4-related disease.

Postgrad Med 2019 Apr 29;131(3):176-181. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

a Department of Internal Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine , National Cheng Kung University , Tainan , Taiwan.

Multifocal gastrointestinal varices are uncommon and often associated with liver cirrhosis. They consist of varices at the gastroesophageal region and the other sites (i.e. Read More

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https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00325481.2019.1
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00325481.2019.1568018DOI Listing
April 2019
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Clinical phenotypes of IgG4-related disease: an analysis of two international cross-sectional cohorts.

Ann Rheum Dis 2019 Mar 5;78(3):406-412. Epub 2019 Jan 5.

Rheumatology Unit, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Objective: IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a heterogeneous, multiorgan condition of unclear aetiology that can cause organ failure. Difficulty recognising IgG4-RD contributes to diagnostic delays. We sought to identify key IgG4-RD phenotypes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/annrheumdis-2018-214603DOI Listing
March 2019
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Clinical Manifestations and Long-term Outcomes of IgG4-Related Kidney and Retroperitoneal Involvement in a United Kingdom IgG4-Related Disease Cohort.

Kidney Int Rep 2019 Jan 1;4(1):48-58. Epub 2018 Sep 1.

Translational Gastroenterology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, and Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

Introduction: IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a relapsing multisystem fibro-inflammatory disease, which may involve the kidney (IgG4-related kidney disease [IgG4-RKD]) and retroperitoneum (IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis [IgG4-RPF]). The aim of this study was to describe IgG4-RKD and IgG4-RPF in the United Kingdom.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective observational study of patients with IgG4-RKD and IgG4-RPF in a multicenter IgG4-RD cohort. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ekir.2018.08.011DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6308386PMC
January 2019
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Retroperitoneal fibrosis. Steroid treatment response seems to depend on its association to IgG4 related disease.

Med Hypotheses 2019 Jan 15;122:120-123. Epub 2018 Nov 15.

Research Division-School of Medicine Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Méxcio, Department of Gastroenterology, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico. Electronic address:

Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RF) is part of a rare fibrosclerotic disorder. Oral steroids are the initial treatment. Steroid combination with other immunosupressants is used in refractory cases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2018.11.005DOI Listing
January 2019
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[Retroperitoneal fibrosis in adults: Diagnostic approach based on a retrospective multicenter study on 32 cases].

Prog Urol 2019 Feb 20;29(2):76-85. Epub 2018 Dec 20.

Service de médecine interne, hôpital Sahloul, Sousse, Tunisie.

Introduction: Retroperitoneal fibrosis is a rare disease, typically with an insidious and various clinical course. The peak incidence is seen in patients 40 to 60 years of age and mostly in man. The characteristic finding in this disease is a periaortic fibrous mass that often surrounds the ureters. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.purol.2018.10.006DOI Listing
February 2019
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Sex disparities in clinical characteristics and prognosis of immunoglobulin G4-related disease: a prospective study of 403 patients.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018 Dec 17. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Department of Rheumatology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College, Beijing.

Objectives: To study the impact of sex on the clinical presentation of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD).

Methods: We prospectively enrolled 403 newly diagnosed IgG4-RD patients. We compared the demographic features, clinical manifestations, organ involvement, laboratory tests and treatment outcomes between female and male patients. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/key397DOI Listing
December 2018
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Inferior vena cava syndrome caused by retroperitoneal fibrosis after pelvic irradiation: A case report.

Gynecol Oncol Rep 2019 Feb 4;27:19-21. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Department of Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Center Hospital, 5-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan.

In this case report, we share our experience of a case with inferior vena cava (IVC) syndrome caused by secondary retroperitoneal fibrosis related to prior pelvic irradiation. A 60 year-old-female who has history of pelvic irradiation developed severe leg edema. Radiological examination revealed obstruction of IVC. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gore.2018.12.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6289939PMC
February 2019
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Association of serum levels of fibrosis-related biomarkers with disease activity in patients with IgG4-related disease.

Arthritis Res Ther 2018 Dec 14;20(1):277. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Immunology and Rheumatology, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Nagasaki, Japan.

Background: The aim of this study was to identify fibrosis-related serological surrogate outcome measures in patients with immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD).

Methods: This was a clinical observational study of 72 patients with untreated IgG4-RD from four institutions in Japan. The serum concentrations of growth differentiation factor 15 (GDF-15), CCL2, hyaluronic acid (HA), amino-terminal propeptide of type III procollagen (PIIINP), and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases 1 (TIMP-1) were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13075-018-1777-7DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6293522PMC
December 2018
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Long-term results after open repair of inflammatory infrarenal aortic aneurysms.

J Vasc Surg 2019 02 28;69(2):440-447. Epub 2018 Jun 28.

Department of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.

Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the long-term outcome after open repair of inflammatory infrarenal aortic aneurysms.

Methods: A total of 62 patients (mean age, 68.9 ± 8. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S07415214183105
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2018.04.048DOI Listing
February 2019
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IgG4-Related Disease, the Malignancy Mimicker: Case Series from Bahrain.

Case Rep Rheumatol 2018 28;2018:4057024. Epub 2018 Oct 28.

Consultant Diagnostic Radiologist, Radiology Unit, Salmaniya Medical Hospital, Manama, Bahrain.

IgG4-related disease is an evolving immune-mediated condition. The hallmark of this condition is IgG4(+) plasma cells infiltration of the affected organs accompanied by a variable degree of fibrosis and occasionally elevated serum IgG4 level. It links many conditions that were once recognized as isolated unrelated idiopathic single organ disorders (e. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6230411PMC
October 2018
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IgG4-related kidney disease and retroperitoneal fibrosis: An update.

Mod Rheumatol 2019 Mar 8;29(2):231-239. Epub 2019 Jan 8.

c Faculty of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine , Fukuoka University , Fukuoka , Japan.

The most representative kidney lesion of IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is plasma cell-rich tubulointerstitial nephritis (TIN) with distinctive imaging findings including multiple low-density lesions on contrast-enhanced computed tomography. In addition, membranous glomerulonephritis is a representative glomerular lesion of this disease. Recent advances have clarified that inflammation with IgG4-positive plasma cell infiltrates is not restricted to the renal parenchyma, but can be seen in outside the renal capsule, around medium-sized arteries such as lobar arteries, around nerves, and in the renal pelvis and periureter. Read More

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March 2019
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Retroperitoneal Liposarcoma Masquerading as an Impending Rupture of Inflammatory Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm.

Ann Vasc Surg 2019 Apr 26;56:354.e21-354.e23. Epub 2018 Nov 26.

5th Department of Surgery, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Hippocratio Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Background: We present a unique case scenario of a periaortic liposarcoma masquerading as an impending rupture of an inflammatory abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA).

Methods And Results: A 57-year-old man was referred to our unit for an emergency endovascular repair of "an inflammatory AAA with computed tomography (CT) features of impending rupture." He underwent an uneventful endovascular repair with a bifurcated endograft (C3; Gore, Flagstaff, AZ). Read More

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April 2019
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Comparison of two subsets of Chinese patients with retroperitoneal fibrosis in terms of IgG4 immunohistochemical staining.

Rheumatology (Oxford) 2018 Nov 21. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Department of Rheumatology, Chinese PLA General Hospital, Chinese PLA Institute of Nephrology, State Key Laboratory of Kidney Diseases, National Clinical Research Center for Kidney Diseases, Beijing, China.

Objective: To identify clinical and pathological differences between IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis (IgG4-RPF) and idiopathic RPF (iRPF) in a Chinese population.

Method: Clinical and pathological data of 50 RPF patients from 2006 to 2016 were retrospectively analysed. The presence of at least one characteristic histopathological feature, >30 IgG4+ plasma cells per high power field, and an IgG4+/IgG+ plasma cells ratio cutoff of >40% were used to define IgG4-RPF. Read More

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November 2018
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Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in adults: clinical, biological, radiological and therapeutic main findings in diffuse and focal forms. About 42 cases.

Tunis Med 2018 Aug - Sep;96(8-09):495-500

Introduction: Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGPN) is a particular form of chronic renal suppuration characterized by the destruction of renal parenchyma and its replacement by a granulomatous tissue containing xanthomatous cells.

Objective: To report and describe the main clinical, biological, radiological and therapeutic aspects of xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis in adults in focal and diffuse forms.

Methods: This was a monocentric retrospective study involving 42 cases of XGPN operated and histologically confirmed between 2005 and 2015. Read More

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November 2018
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[Erdheim-Chester disease : An important differential diagnosis and its main symptoms].

Z Rheumatol 2019 Feb;78(1):66-71

Medizinische Klinik 3 - Rheumatologie und Immunologie, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Ulmenweg 18, 91054, Erlangen, Deutschland.

Background: During the last 3 years 4 patients were admitted to this hospital with a wide variety of different symptoms, in whom Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) was diagnosed via different diagnostic pathways.

Objective: Based on four clinical cases of ECD and using additional information from the literature, this article presents the symptoms of ECD. Furthermore, similarities and differences in comparison to important rheumatological differential diagnoses are presented. Read More

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February 2019
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RUG technique: replacement of the ureter with gonadal vein. A cadaveric study.

Minerva Urol Nefrol 2019 Feb 7;71(1):85-91. Epub 2018 Nov 7.

Department of Neurosciences, Institute of Anatomy, University of Padua, Padua, Italy.

Background: Ureteral defect lesions may result from retroperitoneal fibrosis, radiation damage, tumors, or surgical procedures; the management of long-segment ureteral defects is a challenge for urologists. Total or partial replacement of the ureter is sometimes required, with consequent ileal interposition, but this technique may lead to several complications, such as severe urinary infections. In a few cases, nephrectomy may be required. Read More

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February 2019
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Serum and histological IgG4-negative type 1 autoimmune pancreatitis.

Clin J Gastroenterol 2018 Nov 10. Epub 2018 Nov 10.

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, Showa University Fujigaoka Hospital, 1-30 Fujigaoka, Aoba-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, 227-8501, Japan.

A 66-year-old man who was on oral medication for type 2 diabetes experienced a rapid decline in glycemic control (increase in glycosylated hemoglobin level from 7.7 to 10.2% over 3 months). Read More

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November 2018
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Molecular Imaging for Evaluation of Viable Testicular Cancer Nodal Metastases.

Curr Urol Rep 2018 Nov 9;19(12):110. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

The James Buchanan Brady Urological Institute and Department of Urology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 600 North Wolfe Street, Marburg 144, Baltimore, MD, 21287, USA.

Purpose Of Review: Determining the metastatic viability of suspicious retroperitoneal nodes in testicular cancer with conventional imaging is challenging. The aim of this report is to review recent evidence in the utilization of novel imaging modalities to assess viable testicular cancer nodal metastases.

Recent Evidence: Testicular germ cell tumors (TCGTs) follow a predictable lymphatic metastatic spread to the retroperitoneum. Read More

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November 2018
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Chronic Periaortitis: an Update.

Curr Rheumatol Rep 2018 Nov 5;20(12):80. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Nephrology Unit, Parma University Hospital, Parma, Italy.

Purpose Of Review: We aim to review traditional concepts and recent developments on the nosology, pathophysiology, clinical phenotypes and treatment of chronic periaortitis (CP).

Recent Findings: CP is a rare disorder hallmarked by a periaortic fibro-inflammatory tissue. It can present as an isolated disease, but it can also be associated with other autoimmune and fibro-inflammatory lesions (e. Read More

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November 2018
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Rituximab for idiopathic and IgG4-related retroperitoneal fibrosis.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Oct;97(42):e12631

Department of Medicine.

Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) refers to a fibro-inflammatory lesion in the retroperitoneum, often anterolateral to the aorta. Most cases are due to IgG4-related disease (IgG4-RD) or are idiopathic. RPF can lead to severe morbidity. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6211888PMC
October 2018
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Clinical Questions and an Inquiring Mind for Patients with IgG4-related Disease.

Intern Med 2019 02 17;58(4):469-470. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Department of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Japan.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6421147PMC
February 2019
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Retroperitoneal Fibrosis Diagnosed as IgG4-related Disease after 35 Years.

Intern Med 2019 Feb 17;58(4):609-613. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Director Emeritus KKR Sapporo Medical Center, Japan.

In 1982, we reported a case of retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) exhibiting various clinical manifestations. Our current understanding of immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease led us to consider it as a possible diagnosis because all of the patient's clinical features could be explained by this disease entity. To confirm our hypothesis, were investigated the histopathological findings of resected specimens that had been stored for 35 years postoperatively. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6421133PMC
February 2019
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