Year 2020 / Volume 112 / Number 8
Submission and tracking of manuscripts
Instructions to authors

Submission and tracking

REED Journal

REED Journal

Play video

Year 2020 / Volume 112 / Number 8

Research letter

A huge rectal ulcer due to argon plasma coagulation in a patient with radiation proctitis

661-662

David Viso Vidal, Marcos Jiménez Palacios, Francisco Jorquera Plaza,

Radiation proctitis (RP) is a complication of radiotherapy in patients with pelvic cancer. A 64-year-old male underwent brachytherapy 2 years previously due to prostate cancer. Subsequently, he developed RP which was treated with argon plasma coagulation (APC). He was subsequently hospitalized due to rectal bleeding and underwent a colonoscopy. A large deep ulcer was seen in the anterior rectum wall, in the same place where APC was performed 3 months earlier. A perforated rectal ulcer was seen via pelvic MRI. However, it was contained by the mesorrectum. Rectal ulcers after APC are uncommon, but they can develop as a result of thermal damage to an ischemic mucosa due to radiotherapy. The treatment of choice of large ulcers is surgery, with a temporary colostomy in order to aid re-epithelialization.

Valoración del lector: Valora este artículo:
Share Button
Send by e-mail

New comment


Security code:
CAPTCHA code image
Speak the codeChange the code
 

Comments

No hay comentarios para este artículo.
Asociación Española de Ecografía Digestiva Sociedad Española de Endoscopia Digestiva Sociedad Española de Patología Digestiva
The Spanish Journal of Gastroenterology is the official organ of the Sociedad Española de Patología Digestiva, the Sociedad Española de Endoscopia Digestiva and the Asociación Española de Ecografía Digestiva
© 2020 The Spanish Journal of Gastroenterology