Anorectal cancer following topical formalin application for haemorrhagic radiation proctitis.

@article{Stern2007AnorectalCF,
  title={Anorectal cancer following topical formalin application for haemorrhagic radiation proctitis.},
  author={David R Stern and Randolph M. Steinhagen},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={275-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Topical formalin has been used as an effective treatment for haemorrhagic radiation proctitis. In the course of reviewing our experience with this modality, we identified two patients who developed anorectal cancer during the follow-up period. METHOD From 2001 to 2005, 49 patients who received pelvic radiation for treatment of prostate, rectal or endometrial cancer subsequently developed haemorrhagic radiation proctitis. Four percent formalin was applied in the office setting under… CONTINUE READING