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Ureterosigmoidostomy after pelvic irradiation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  904039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The records of 34 patients who underwent ureterosigmoidostomy after pelvic irradiation were reviewed and the incidence of complications was found to be similar to that in other series of ureterosigmoidostomy without prior irradiation. No difference was established between the use of linac or cobalt 60 therapy in relation to postoperative complications. No conclusions could be reached concerning the effect of the preoperative dose of radiotherapy on the operation because of the small number of patients but it did appear that the incidence of postoperative complications was great after doses in excess of 5,000 rads. Ureterosigmoidostomy after pelvic irradiation is considered to be a feasible procedure with doses of less than 5,000 rads.
M J O'Dea; D M Barrett; J W Segura
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  118     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1977 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-11-25     Completed Date:  1977-11-25     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  386-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cobalt Radioisotopes / therapeutic use
Colon, Sigmoid / surgery
Middle Aged
Pelvis / radiation effects*
Postoperative Complications / etiology
Radiotherapy / adverse effects
Radiotherapy Dosage
Time Factors
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / radiotherapy,  surgery
Urinary Diversion*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cobalt Radioisotopes

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