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Formalin dab for treatment of haemorrhagic radiation proctitis.
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PMID:  22689607     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The authors present a case of a 75-year-old man who underwent 2 months of radiotherapy for prostate cancer. He developed rectal bleeding 6 months later. A colonoscopy showed radiation proctitis with no other abnormalities up to the caecum. He was treated with a variety of medical therapies and argon beam laser with minimal effect. He was treated with epinephrine injection after a subsequent flexible sigmoidoscopy. He required multiple blood transfusions because of the resulting anaemia. He was finally treated with topical formalin dab therapy over three sessions, after which his rectal bleeding subsided and haemoglobin levels eventually reached normal levels.
Azzam Al-Amin; Richard Cowley; Nigel Scott
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-07-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2011     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Vascular Surgery, Royal Blackburn Hospital, Blackburn, UK.
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