Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis associated with Hashimoto's thyroiditis in an old-aged man

Yonsei Med J. 2008 Dec 31;49(6):1032-5. doi: 10.3349/ymj.2008.49.6.1032.


Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis (IRPF) is a rare disease characterized by a retroperitoneal inflammatory proliferative fibrosing process. Hashimoto's thyroiditis is the most common inflammatory condition of the thyroid gland; and is a frequently-occurring autoimmune disorder manifesting predominantly in middle-aged women. We report a rare association of IRPF with Hashimoto's thyroiditis in a 67-year-old man demonstrating good response to steroid therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Hashimoto Disease / complications*
  • Hashimoto Disease / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pregnenediones / therapeutic use
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis / complications*
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis / drug therapy
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis / pathology


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Pregnenediones
  • deflazacort