Endoscopic treatments for chronic radiation proctitis.

  title={Endoscopic treatments for chronic radiation proctitis.},
  author={George P. Karamanolis and Panagiota Psatha and Konstantinos Triantafyllou},
  journal={World journal of gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  volume={5 7},
Chronic radiation proctitis is a complication that occurs in patients who receive radiation therapy for pelvic malignancies. The common presentation is with rectal bleeding, but also rectal pain, diarrhea, tenesmus and even passage of mucus can occur. The optimal treatment of bleeding due to radiation proctitis remains unclear. Among various therapeutic options, medical management is generally ineffective and surgical intervention has a high incidence of morbidity. Promising advances have been… CONTINUE READING