Argon beam coagulation for treatment of symptomatic radiation-induced proctitis.

  title={Argon beam coagulation for treatment of symptomatic radiation-induced proctitis.},
  author={Amedeo C Fantin and Janek Binek and Walter Suter and Ch Meyenberger},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  volume={49 4 Pt 1},
BACKGROUND Radiation proctitis is a complication of radiotherapy for malignant pelvic disease. Argon beam coagulation is a new and rapidly evolving technology that permits a "no-touch" electrocoagulation of diseased tissue. METHODS We analyzed retrospectively the records of 7 patients with prostatic and endometrial cancers treated with irrradiation (median radiation dose was 6840 cGy, range 2400 to 7200 cGy). The median time to onset of symptoms after the conclusion of radiotherapy was 20… CONTINUE READING


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