Thalidomide effect in endothelial cell of acute radiation proctitis.

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AIM To determine whether thalidomide prevents microvascular injury in acute radiation proctitis in white rats. METHODS Fourteen female Wistar rats were used: six in the radiation group, six in the thalidomide group, and two in normal controls. The radiation and thalidomide groups were irradiated at the pelvic area using a single 30 Gy exposure. The… (More)

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