Renal atrophy secondary to chemoradiotherapy of abdominal malignancies.

@article{Yang2010RenalAS,
  title={Renal atrophy secondary to chemoradiotherapy of abdominal malignancies.},
  author={Gary Y. Yang and Kilian Salerno May and Renuka Iyer and Rameela Chandrasekhar and Gregory Wilding and Susan Ann McCloskey and Nikhil I. Khushalani and Saikrishna S Yendamuri and John F. Gibbs and Marwan G. Fakih and Charles R. Thomas},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2010},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={539-46}
}
PURPOSE To identify factors predictive of renal atrophy after chemoradiotherapy of gastrointestinal malignancies. METHODS AND MATERIALS Patients who received chemotherapy and abdominal radiotherapy (RT) between 2002 and 2008 were identified for this study evaluating change in kidney size and function after RT. Imaging and biochemical data were obtained before and after RT in 6-month intervals. Kidney size was defined by craniocaudal measurement on CT images. The primarily irradiated kidney… CONTINUE READING
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