A 25-year experience with postresection short-bowel syndrome secondary to radiation therapy.

@article{Boland2010A2E,
  title={A 25-year experience with postresection short-bowel syndrome secondary to radiation therapy.},
  author={Elena Boland and Jon G. Thompson and Fedja A Rochling and Debra Sudan},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={200 6},
  pages={690-3; discussion 693}
}
BACKGROUND Short-bowel syndrome (SBS) can be caused by abdominal and pelvic malignancies treated by radiation therapy (XRT). The management and long-term outcome of these patients is poorly defined. METHODS This was a retrospective observational study. We reviewed 48 adults developing postresection SBS after XRT over a 25-year period. There were 36 women and 12 men ranging from 19 to 78 years. Follow-up evaluation ranged from 1 to 360 months. RESULTS The underlying cancer in women included… CONTINUE READING

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