Evaluation and Management of Chronic Radiation Proctitis

Fadwa Ali, Katherine Y. Hu

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CASE SUMMARY: A 79-year-old man with history of prostate cancer, treated with external beam radiation therapy 8 months earlier, presented to the office with bright red blood per rectum and diarrhea. Flexible sigmoidoscopy showed scattered inflammation and patchy telangiectasias in the distal sigmoid and rectum consistent with proctitis (Fig. 1). The patient was prescribed sucralfate enemas. He returned in 2 weeks with mild improvement in his symptoms but persistent bleeding. With the use of rigid proctoscopy, topical formalin was applied in the office which resulted in cessation of bleeding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)285-287
Number of pages3
JournalDiseases of the Colon and Rectum
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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