Calcified retroperitoneal fibroma

G. Illuminati, A. Bertagni, G. Montesano, G. Soda, A. Baiocchini, M. Melis, F. Vietri

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A case of 31-year-old male with a retroperitoneal tumor is described. Abdominal ultrasound revealed a left para-aortic calcific mass, adjacent to the left lobe of the liver and to the upper pole of the left kidney. A CT- scan of the abdomen showed the mass to originate from the left adrenal gland. At operation, a large, retroperitoneal mass, adherent to the left kidney and the spleen, but not infiltrating, was excised. Histologically the tumor was diagnosed as a calcified osteo-producing fibroma. Benign retroperitoneal tumors represent about 25% of all retroperitoneal neoplasm. This reported case represents a retroperitoneal tumor of slow growth and benign clinical course whose characteristic consists of the heavy calcifications which are normally absent in a fibroma type mass.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1997



  • Calcified retroperitoneal fibroma
  • Retroperitoneal tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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Illuminati, G., Bertagni, A., Montesano, G., Soda, G., Baiocchini, A., Melis, M., & Vietri, F. (1997). Calcified retroperitoneal fibroma. European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, 1(1-3), 125-129.