Compression of kidneys in Erdheim-Chester disease of retroperitoneum: Open surgical approach

Urology. 2005 Apr;65(4):798. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2004.10.051.


Erdheim-Chester disease is a rare systemic non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis. We report the first case of surgical treatment of severe compression of renal parenchyma by retroperitoneal masses in a 61-year-old male patient with progressing renal failure. After 3 years of follow-up, we have concluded that the open surgical approach is an option in the management of renal complications in Erdheim-Chester disease.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Erdheim-Chester Disease / complications*
  • Erdheim-Chester Disease / diagnosis
  • Erdheim-Chester Disease / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Diseases / etiology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Retroperitoneal Space
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative / methods