Pathological changes in the gastrointestinal tract of a heavily radiation-exposed worker at the Tokai-mura criticality accident.

@article{Igaki2008PathologicalCI,
  title={Pathological changes in the gastrointestinal tract of a heavily radiation-exposed worker at the Tokai-mura criticality accident.},
  author={Hiroshi Igaki and Keiichi Nakagawa and Hiroshi Uozaki and Masaaki Akahane and Yoshio Hosoi and Masashi Fukayama and Kiyoshi Miyagawa and Makoto Akashi and Kuni Ohtomo and Kazuhiko Maekawa},
  journal={Journal of radiation research},
  year={2008},
  volume={49 1},
  pages={55-62}
}
Gastrointestinal syndrome after high-dose acute radiation whole body exposure is difficult to treat, although it is a well-known complication. In this report, we describe the clinical and pathological features of a patient who died after the criticality accident which occurred in Japan on 30 September 1999. The patient was estimated to have been exposed to 16-25 Gy equivalent of gamma ray, and died of multiple organ failure after acute radiation syndrome, especially gastrointestinal syndrome… CONTINUE READING
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