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General Surgery Board Review Sample Question 1

A 55-year-old man presents with vague abdominal pain and is found to have a retroperitoneal indiscrete mass that is suspicious for retroperitoneal (RP) fibrosis. Which of the following is the most accurate statement regarding RP fibrosis?

  • AMore common in women
  • BStrong association with methysergide
  • CBilateral ureteral encasement occurs in 5% of cases
  • D5 year survival is 50%
  • ESurgical excision is the mainstay therapy


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