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CT scan of the descending aorta with mural thrombus surrounded by soft tissue attenuation encasing the aorta indicating the presence of retroperitoneal fibrosis.


1. Retroperitoneal fibrosis: evaluation by ultrasonography and color Doppler imaging. Erden A; Aytaç S; Cumhur T; Yurdakul M; Calikoglu U. Urol Int, 55(2):111-4 1995
Delay in diagnosis is common in retroperitoneal fibrosis because of the non-specific clinical presentation. Ultrasonography combined with color Doppler imaging is a rapid and practical method in the early diagnosis and during follow-up. The authors describe 3 cases with retroperitoneal fibrosis, emphasizing the ultrasonographic and color Doppler features of the disease.

2. Marfan syndrome and retroperitoneal fibrosis. Phillips S; Evans C. Am J Roentgenol, 167(6):1596-7 1996 Dec

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