Radiation Enteritis – a case report and literature review

  • Maria Sameiro Liberal Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho
  • Mariana Leite
  • Amélia Tavares CHVNG/E
  • Jorge Carrapita Assistente Hospitalar do Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do CHVNG/E
  • Alexandre Costa Assistente Hospitalar do Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do CHVNG/E
  • Costa Cidade Assistente Hospitalar do Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do CHVNG/E
  • Bela Pereira Assistente Hospitalar do Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do CHVNG/E
  • Jorge Maciel Professor Catedrático, Diretor do Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do CHVNG/E

Abstract

Chronic radiation enteritis is an uncommon clinical entity whose incidence has been gradually increasing even with the constant development of techniques that minimize radiotherapy damaging effects. There are different medical approaches concerning its control, however one third of patients need surgical treatment during the course of the disease. The criteria for the suitable timing and the adequate procedure for the surgical approach are not clearly defined. The authors present the case report of a 65-year-old woman with history of pelvic radiotherapy for cervical cancer who displayed symptoms of chronic radiation enteritis two decades after radiotherapy treatment. The patient was submitted to surgical treatment. After 12 months of follow-up, she was asymptomatic and presented a good physical condition. A brief review of the therapeutic options is made regarding this case.

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Author Biographies

Maria Sameiro Liberal, Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho

Interna Complementar do 3.º ano de Cirurgia Geral do CHVNG/E

Mariana Leite

Interna Complementar do 3.º ano de Cirurgia Geral do CHVNG/E

Amélia Tavares, CHVNG/E

Assistente Hospitalar do Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do CHVNG/E

Jorge Carrapita, Assistente Hospitalar do Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do CHVNG/E

Assistente Hospitalar do Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do CHVNG/E

Alexandre Costa, Assistente Hospitalar do Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do CHVNG/E

Assistente Hospitalar do Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do CHVNG/E

Costa Cidade, Assistente Hospitalar do Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do CHVNG/E

Assistente Hospitalar do Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do CHVNG/E

Bela Pereira, Assistente Hospitalar do Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do CHVNG/E

Assistente Hospitalar do Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do CHVNG/E

Jorge Maciel, Professor Catedrático, Diretor do Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do CHVNG/E

Professor Catedrático, Diretor do Serviço de Cirurgia Geral do CHVNG/E

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Published
2017-11-30
How to Cite
LIBERAL, Maria Sameiro et al. Radiation Enteritis – a case report and literature review. Revista Portuguesa de Cirurgia, [S.l.], n. 42, p. 45 - 49, nov. 2017. ISSN 2183-1165. Available at: <https://revista.spcir.com/index.php/spcir/article/view/430>. Date accessed: 12 july 2024.
Section
Clinical Case