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Radiofrequency ablation for the treatment of radiation proctitis: a case report and review of literature.
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PMID:  23320051     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Radiation proctitis is a frequent complication of pelvic radiation for cancer. This condition can present acutely within several weeks of radiation, or chronically many months or years after radiation, leading to rectal bleeding and transfusion-dependent anemia. Various medical and endoscopic therapies have been described to treat this condition; however, some patients fail to respond to the current standard therapies. Here we present a case of refractory radiation proctitis, with suboptimal response to other therapies, treated successfully with a novel method, radiofrequency ablation.
Authors:
Rodney Eddi; Joseph R Depasquale
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Therapeutic advances in gastroenterology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1756-283X     ISO Abbreviation:  Therap Adv Gastroenterol     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-15     Completed Date:  2013-01-16     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101478893     Medline TA:  Therap Adv Gastroenterol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  69-76     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Seton Hall University, School of Health and Medical Sciences - St. Michael's Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, 111 Central Avenue, Newark, NJ 07102, USA.
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