Imaging Findings in Late-Onset Rectal and Vesical Bleed in Patients Who Have Undergone Radiation Therapy for Pelvic Neoplasms

Imaging Findings in Late-Onset Rectal and Vesical Bleed

  • Jagadeesh Pasupuleti Postgraduate, Department of Radiology, Narayana medical college, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Yugandhar Samireddypalle Senior resident, Interventional Radiologist, Department of Radiology, Narayana medical college, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Guntaka Srujana Postgraduate, Department of Radiology, Narayana medical college, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1559-7685
  • Ramavath Ravi Naik Postgraduate, Department of Radiology, Narayana medical college, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Sabarinath Eada Postgraduate, Department of Radiology, Narayana medical college, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • K.S. Vedaraju Professor & Head, Department of Radiology, Narayana medical college, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India

Abstract

Radiation-induced vessel injury is described more than a century ago and remains a persistent clinical problem, despite advances in the field of radiation oncology. Treatment of pelvic neoplasms with radiotherapy may result in chronic radiation toxicity, especially Haemorrhagic radiation cystitis and chronic radiation proctitis. We discussed the computed tomography (CT) findings of three cases with a history of radiotherapy to the pelvis presenting with hematuria and hematochezia. Contrast-enhanced CT could diagnose the cause and site of bleed. All these patients were managed successfully by endoscopic coagulation.

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Published
2020-12-30
How to Cite
Jagadeesh Pasupuleti, Yugandhar Samireddypalle, Guntaka Srujana, Ramavath Ravi Naik, Sabarinath Eada, & K.S. Vedaraju. (2020). Imaging Findings in Late-Onset Rectal and Vesical Bleed in Patients Who Have Undergone Radiation Therapy for Pelvic Neoplasms. Asian Journal of Medical Radiological Research, 8(2), 61-64. https://doi.org/10.47009/ajmrr.2020.8.2.10
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