Abdominopelvic omentopexy: preparatory procedure for radiotherapy in rectal cancer.

Abstract

Adjuvant radiotherapy (RT) in adenocarcinoma of the rectum requires the application of between 5,500 and 6,600 cGy, while the small bowel does not tolerate doses beyond 4,200 cGy without developing enteritis, often followed by stenosis, fistulas, or perforation. This has spurred several attempts to form an artificial diaphragm between the abdominal cavity… (More)

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