May 1, 1977

Intestinal lesions after radiotherapy (author's transl)

Acta chirurgica Belgica
G Olthuis, H H Nijhuis

Abstract

The authors present a series of 50 patients for which a laparotomy was performed following a lesion of the intestines due to radiotherapy. Resection and anastomosis is indicated only in localized lesions in patients with a good general state. In more extensive bowel lesions it is safer to perform by-pass procedures as the morbidity and postoperative mortality are lower. However, by-pass is inadequate to stop profuse haemorrhages: in such cases resection is mandatory.

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Hemorrhagic Septicemia
Radiotherapy, Targeted
Intestinal Diseases
Intestinal Obstruction
Radiation Syndrome

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