La proctite attinica

Translated title of the contribution: Radiation proctitis

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Radiation-induced proctopathy is a frequent complication of pelvic radiotherapy. The chronic stage is mainly characterized by rectal bleeding that may be severe enough to lead to a need for blood transfusions. In this setting medical therapy does not appear effective. Chronic radiation proctopathy has been treated successfully with topical formalin and with a number of endoscopic techniques including bipolar electrocoagulation, heat probe coagulation, laser photocoagulation and argon plasma coagulation.

Translated title of the contributionRadiation proctitis
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)177-182
Number of pages6
JournalGiornale Italiano di Endoscopia Digestiva
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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