Operative management of radiation injuries of the intestinal tract.

@article{Russell1979OperativeMO,
  title={Operative management of radiation injuries of the intestinal tract.},
  author={John C Russell and J Philip Welch},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1979},
  volume={137 4},
  pages={433-42}
}
A review of forty cases of radiation-induced gastrointestinal injuries is presented. Based on this experience and reports in the literature, preoperative management and operative technics are discussed. The increased risk of radiation bowel injury is recognized in patients who have had previous operations. Preradiation contrast studies are advised to identify trapped loops of intestine in the pelvis. Small bowel resection is recommended with localized segments of disease. Bypass operations are… CONTINUE READING

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