Clinical and proctoscopic evaluation of topical formalin application in the treatment of chronic radiation proctitis

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Chronic radiation proctitis is a disease associated with radiotherapy of cancer in the pelvic region. The main symptom is rectal bleeding. Several treatment modalities have been attempted, but few have demonstrated satisfactory effects. We present our experience with formalin applied locally to the rectal mucosa in the treatment of chronic radiation proctitis. Furthermore, we assess possible complications, the gravest suggested being cancer. Previous studies on the subject have reported good results, but often with a somewhat vaguely defined follow-up. Our evaluation of the treatment was based on both subjective symptoms and proctoscopic findings.
Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Surgery
Pages (from-to)96-100
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013
EventDansk Kirurgisk Selskabs årsmøde - SAS Radisson hotel, København, Denmark
Duration: 7 Jun 2010 → …


ConferenceDansk Kirurgisk Selskabs årsmøde
CitySAS Radisson hotel, København
Period07/06/2010 → …

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