Efficacy and safety of single-session argon plasma coagulation in the management of chronic radiation proctitis

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Abstract

Chronic radiation proctitis (CRP) manifests as rectal bleeding 12 to 24 months after pelvic radiotherapy. No criterion standard of treatment has been established, although argon plasma coagulation (APC) has increasingly become the treatment of choice. Previous studies have applied APC over multiple sessions, necessitating increased numbers of treatments. To assess the safety and efficacy of large-volume APC application in the treatment of CRP with the intention of a single-session treatment protocol.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150 - 154
Number of pages5
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy
Volume72
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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