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Recommendations for Prevention of Chronic Radiation Enteritis

Purpose:

To identify ways to minimize chronic radiation enteritis in a patient receiving abdominopelvic radiation.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Gastroenterology

Objective:

adverse effects, prevention

ICD-10:

T66

Description:

Radiation enteritis may occur following radiation therapy of colorectal, genitourinary, gynecologic and other tumors in the abdomen and pelvis. Waddell et al reviewed recommendations that can help reduce the occurrence of chronic radiation enteritis. The authors are from Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York.

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