[Long term results of treatment of hemorrhagic radiation proctitis by argon plasma coagulation].

@article{Canard2003LongTR,
  title={[Long term results of treatment of hemorrhagic radiation proctitis by argon plasma coagulation].},
  author={J M Canard and Bruno V{\'e}drenne and Georges Bors and Pierre Claude and Robert Bader and Daniel Sondag},
  journal={Gastroenterologie clinique et biologique},
  year={2003},
  volume={27 5},
  pages={455-9}
}
AIM To assess long term results of argon plasma coagulation (APC) treatment in hemorrhagic radiation proctitis. METHODS Thirty patients treated with APC in 2 departments were enrolled. In 16 patients, APC was the first treatment used. A clinical scale (Chutkan) was used to assess bleeding before and after treatment. An endoscopic scale was used to assess results on mucosa appearance. RESULTS The mean course number was 2.3 (extremes 1-5). Bleeding score decreased from 2.67 to 0.77 (P<0.001… CONTINUE READING

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