Minimal Rectal Toxicity in the Setting of Comorbid Crohn’s Disease Following Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy with a Hydrogel Rectal Spacer

@inproceedings{Singh2017MinimalRT,
  title={Minimal Rectal Toxicity in the Setting of Comorbid Crohn’s Disease Following Prostate Cancer Radiotherapy with a Hydrogel Rectal Spacer},
  author={Raj Singh and Peter Jackson and Mollie Blake and James Cutlip and Sanjeev Sharma},
  booktitle={Cureus},
  year={2017}
}
We present one of the first cases of a prostate cancer (PCa) patient with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and a hydrogel rectal spacer. A 73-year-old male with a past medical history significant for Crohn's disease (CD) and the recent diagnosis of T1cN0M0 high-risk PCa was referred for definitive radiotherapy. Given the patient's history of CD and the possible increased risk of gastrointestinal (GI) toxicity and disease exacerbation, prior… CONTINUE READING

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