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Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 36, Issue 3, pp 373–375 | Cite as

Severe hemorrhagic radiation proctitis advancing to gradual cessation with hyperbaric oxygen

  • Jacky Charneau
  • Gilles Bouachour
  • Bruno Person
  • Pascal Burtin
  • Jean Ronceray
  • Jean Boyer
Case Report

Summary

We report a case of a male patient suffering from a severe hemorrhagic radiation proctitis which gradually ceased with hyperbaric oxygen. We discuss the mechanisms of chronic radiation injury and the effect of the hyperbaric oxygen. This therapy is proposed as an alternative to surgical intervention for this abnormality.

Key Words

severe hemorrhagic radiation proctitis hyperbaric oxygen 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacky Charneau
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Gilles Bouachour
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Bruno Person
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Pascal Burtin
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jean Ronceray
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jean Boyer
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Hépato-gastro-entérologieCentre Hospitalier UniversitaireAngersFrance
  2. 2.Réanimation médicaleCentre Hospitalier UniversitaireAngersFrance
  3. 3.Clinique Chururgicale BCentre Hospitalier UniversitaireAngersFrance

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