Flashcards in Peri aortitis Deck (8)
what is peri aortitis ?
inflammatory condition which typically involves the infrarenal portion of the abdominal aorta
state some causes of peri aortitis ?
idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis
what is idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis ?
autoimmune vasculitis resulting in fibrinoid necrosis of the small/medium retroperitoneal vessels
what is peri aortitis associated with?
Drugs: β-B, bromocriptine, methysergide, methyldopa
AI disease: thyroiditis, SLE, ANCA+ vasculitis
what is the presentation of peri aortitis?
Vague loin, back or abdo pain
Chronic urinary tract obstruction
waht investigations should be done for peri aortitis ?
Blood: ↑U and Cr, ↑ESR/CRP, ↓Hb
US: bilateral hydronephrosis + medial ureteric deviation
CT/MRI: peri-aortic mass
Biopsy: exclude Ca
is peri aortitis common?
no very rare