Pseudotumor of the orbit and retroperitoneal fibrosis. A form of multifocal fibrosclerosis

Arch Ophthalmol. 1980 Sep;98(9):1617-20. doi: 10.1001/archopht.1980.01020040469015.


A patient with advanced renal failure and bilateral exophthalmos was found to have urinary obstruction caused by retroperitoneal fibrosis, as well as bilateral orbital pseudotumors. Pseudotumor of the orbit, especially when bilateral, has been associated with a wide variety of systemic conditions. Although the association of pseudotumor and retroperitoneal fibrosis is uncommon, any patient with bilateral orbital pseudotumor and renal insufficiency should be examined for the possible presence of a treatable urinary obstruction.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Exophthalmos / complications*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications
  • Oculomotor Muscles / pathology
  • Orbital Diseases / complications*
  • Orbital Diseases / diagnosis
  • Orbital Diseases / pathology
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis / complications*
  • Sclerosis
  • Ureteral Obstruction / complications
  • Ureteral Obstruction / therapy