Formalin Treatment of Radiation-Induced Hemorrhagic Proctitis

Rubinstein, Elisabeth; Ibsen, Thomas; Rasmussen, Roar B.; Reimer, Erik; Sørensen, Bent L.
January 1986
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Jan1986, Vol. 81 Issue 1, p44
Academic Journal
A 71-year-old man developed severe hemorrhagic proctitis 1 year after pelvic irradiation for carcinoma of the urinary bladder. Conservative treatment as well as performance of a colostomy failed to control the rectal bleeding. After irrigation of the rectum with a formalin solution the bleeding stopped, and no recurrence has been observed for the next 14 months.


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