Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in a case of post-total body irradiation colitis

C. Favre, A. Ventura, M. Nardi, M. Massimetti, F. Papineschi, P. Macchia

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We report a 21-year-old man who experienced symptoms of colitis following autologous TBI-conditioned PBSC transplantation, which persisted despite conventional treatment. Abdominal echography showed a thickened, stratified wall of the cecum, of the right colon and of part of the transverse colon. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (20 sessions of 100% oxygen inhalation at 2.5 bar for 120 min in a hyperbaric chamber) achieved a prompt clinical recovery as well as complete disappearance of the ultrasound abnormalities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-520
Number of pages2
JournalBone Marrow Transplantation
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 1998


  • Colitis
  • Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
  • PBSC
  • TBI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Transplantation


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