Efficacy and safety of argon plasma coagulation in the management of extensive chronic radiation proctitis after pelvic radiotherapy for cervical carcinoma

Efficacy and safety of argon plasma coagulation in the management of extensive chronic radiation... Int J Colorectal Dis (2017) 32:1285–1288 DOI 10.1007/s00384-017-2859-8 ORIGINAL ARTICLE Efficacy and safety of argon plasma coagulation in the management of extensive chronic radiation proctitis after pelvic radiotherapy for cervical carcinoma 1 2 Shyama Prem Sudha & D. Kadambari Accepted: 7 July 2017 /Published online: 13 July 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract treatment was10.04 g/dl (SD 2.0). Compared with pre- Introduction Chronic radiation proctitis (CRP) usually de- treatment levels after APC, there was a mean increase in velops 90 days or more after radiation. Currently, there is no haemoglobin of 4.61 + 1.78 [95% CI 2.97–6.25, p =0.00]. standard available for the treatment of CRP. In argon plasma Conclusion Argon plasma coagulation is a safe, well tolerated coagulation, monopolar diathermy is used to ionise the argon and effective treatment option in extensive chronic radiation gas which coagulates the telengiectatic vessels in a noncontact proctitis which is refractory to medical management. fashion. However, there are very few studies which have re- ported its use in extensive CRP. We report the efficacy and Keywords Argon plasma coagulation Chronic radiation safety of APC in seven patients with recurrent, extensive proctitis grade 3 radiation proctitis. Materials and methods This is a retrospective http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Colorectal Disease Springer Journals

Efficacy and safety of argon plasma coagulation in the management of extensive chronic radiation proctitis after pelvic radiotherapy for cervical carcinoma

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Surgery; Internal Medicine; Gastroenterology; Hepatology; Proctology
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0179-1958
eISSN
1432-1262
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00384-017-2859-8
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