Late radiation injury of the colon and rectum. Surgical management and outcome.

@article{Kimose1989LateRI,
  title={Late radiation injury of the colon and rectum. Surgical management and outcome.},
  author={Hans Henrik Kimose and Louise Fischer and N Spjeldnaes and P{\aa}l Wara},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={1989},
  volume={32 8},
  pages={684-9}
}
After a median latency of 2 years, the initial late colorectal radiation injuries in 182 patients were: stricture (37 percent), minor lesions (36 percent), rectovaginal fistula (22 percent), and gangrene or other fistulas (5 percent). Due to progression, new colorectal injuries, primarily stricture (55 percent) and fistula (42 percent), occurred in 68 patients (37 percent). Resection provided the best results. However, the resectability rate was low (46 percent) and resection was primarily… CONTINUE READING
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