Four patients with chronic hematochezia and transfusion-dependent anemia from postradiation rectal vascular lesions were successfully managed by endoscopic laser coagulation. In all four patients, symptomatic, hematologic, and endoscopic improvement was evident. Laser therapy for severe radiation-induced rectal bleeding seems to be safe and efficacious and should be considered before surgical intervention.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Mayo Clinic proceedings|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1986|
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