Research Article

Analgesic abuse, ureteric obstruction, and retroperitoneal fibrosis.

Br Med J 1975; 2 doi: (Published 12 April 1975) Cite this as: Br Med J 1975;2:76
  1. C T Lewis,
  2. E A Molland,
  3. V R Marshall,
  4. G C Tresidder,
  5. J P Blandy


    We report two cases of unusual ureteric obstruction in patients with an excessive consumption of analgesics. In a retrospective survey of seven cases of non-malignant retroperitoneal fibrosis seen in the last 15 years it was found that four had taken excessive amounts of analgesics. A careful drug history should be taken in all patients with restroperitoneal fibrosis and ureteric obstruction.