Chronic effects of therapeutic irradiation for localized prostatic carcinoma on anorectal function.

@article{Yeoh2000ChronicEO,
  title={Chronic effects of therapeutic irradiation for localized prostatic carcinoma on anorectal function.},
  author={Eric E. K. Yeoh and Rochelle J Botten and Angelo Russo and Richard McGowan and Robert Fraser and Daniel Roos and Michael Gordon Penniment and Martin Borg and W M Sun},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2000},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={915-24}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate prospectively the prevalence and pathophysiology of anorectal dysfunction following radiation therapy (RTH) for localized carcinoma of the prostate. METHODS AND MATERIALS The following parameters of anorectal function were evaluated in each of 35 patients (aged 55-82 years) with localized prostatic carcinoma treated with RTH either to a dose of 55 Gy/20 fractions/4 weeks (18 patients) or 64 Gy/32 fractions/6.5 weeks (17 patients), before RTH and 4-6 weeks and at a mean… CONTINUE READING

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