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Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume 9, Issue 5, Pages 277-280
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1995/796967
Review

Management of Radiation-Induced Proctitis

Frank H Anderson and Lecheng Zeng

Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Medicine, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Centre and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Received 1 November 1994; Accepted 9 March 1995

Copyright © 1995 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The acute form of radiation intestinal injury is usually transient and self-limited, while chronic injury is permanent and progressive, and its management is unsatisfactory. As reported recently, however, several treatment options are available to control symptoms reasonably in most cases. Some approaches are of particular interest due to their efficacy, availability and simplicity. More clinical evaluations are required to confirm this initial enthusiasm.