T. GRIER MILLER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The simultaneous occurrence under my immediate observation of rectal stenosis following roentgen therapy in two patients with carcinoma of the prostate has served to emphasize a significant hazard in the radiation treatment of various pelvic lesions. The complication apparently is well recognized by gynecologists, proctologists and radiologists, but internists generally have not fully appreciated its frequency or clinical importance. In one of the cases which I shall report a colostomy was required and in the other, it was under consideration when uremia, as a result of bilateral ureteral obstruction from secondary carcinomatous involvement, supervened and caused the patient's death. In
MILLER TG. AN ARTICLE CONTRIBUTED TO AN ANNIVERSARY VOLUME IN HONOR OF DOCTOR JOSEPH HERSEY PRATT: RECTAL STENOSIS FROM ROENTGEN THERAPY: REPORT OF TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:993–1000. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-6-993
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1937;11(6):993-1000.
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