Bladder or rectal injury following radiation therapy for cervical cancer

J. R. van Nagell, J. C. Parker, Y. Maruyama, J. Utley, P. Luckett

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From July, 1962, to January, 1972, 271 patients with cervical cancer were evaluated, staged, and treated with radiation therapy at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Six of these patients developed large bowel or bladder fistulas in the absence of recurrent tumor. Radiation-related bowel or bladder injury was found to occur more commonly in patients with pre-existing hypertension or diabetes mellitus. The pathophysiology of vascular disease as an etiologic factor in radiation complications is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-732
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of obstetrics and gynecology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jul 15 1974
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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