Acute lumbosacral plexopathy during and after preoperative radiotherapy of rectal adenocarcinoma.

@article{Frykholm1996AcuteLP,
  title={Acute lumbosacral plexopathy during and after preoperative radiotherapy of rectal adenocarcinoma.},
  author={Gunilla Frykholm and K Sintorn and Anders Montelius and B{\"a}rbel Jung and Lars A P{\aa}hlman and Bengt Glimelius},
  journal={Radiotherapy and oncology : journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology},
  year={1996},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={121-30}
}
The benefit of preoperative radiotherapy of adenocarcinoma of the rectum with respect to a reduced local recurrence rate and an improved survival should be weighed against adverse effects. For 14 years a three-beam, isocentric technique was employed at our hospital to deliver five fractions (5.0 or 5.1 Gy), over 5 or 7 days preoperatively, to patients with rectal cancer which was considered primarily resectable. The adverse effects of the radiotherapy were few, but acute pain and subacute… CONTINUE READING

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