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Title Radiation therapy for pelvic malignancy and its consequences / Eli D. Ehrenpreis, R. de W. Marsh, William Small, Jr., editors.
Imprint New York : Springer, [2015]

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Subject Pelvis -- Cancer -- Radiotherapy.
Pelvic Neoplasms -- radiotherapy.
Alt Name Ehrenpreis, Eli,
Marsh, Robert de W.,
Small, William, Jr.,
Description 1 online resource
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book provides a state-of-the-art review of the role of radiation therapy in various pelvic malignancies as well as the consequences of the radiation in the pelvic tissues. With sections covering the role of radiation therapy in the various pelvic malignancies, the pathophysiology of radiation related injury and the risk factors that increase the possibility of such an injury, and the latest in medical, endoscopic and surgical therapies for these radiation related complications the text offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of radiation therapy in the human pelvis, its role and the adverse effects on the pelvic organs. Written by experts in the field with readers in mind, Radiation Therapy for Pelvic Malignancy and its Consequences is the first of its kind standalone reference on the subject. Radiation Therapy for Pelvic Malignancy and its Consequences is of great value to urologists, medical radiation and gynecological oncologists, and gastroenterologists.
Contents The Role of Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Malignant Gynaecological Tumors -- Role of radiation in urological malignancies -- Role of radiation in rectal cancers -- Prevention of injury from pelvic irradiation -- Pathology of Radiation Effects on Healthy Tissues in the Pelvis -- Contribution of chemotherapy to the toxicity of pelvic irradiation -- Radiation cystitis: Acute and Chronic -- Acute and chronic radiation enteropathy -- Radiation proctopathy -- Effects of Radiation Therapy for Rectal Cancer on Anorectal Function -- Effects and management of pelvic radiation on female reproductive system: Sexual dysfunction, fertility effects, and premature menopause -- Miscellaneous pelvic effects: Pelvic/sacral insufficiency fractures -- Radiation Induced Lumbosacral Plexopathy -- The management of radiation cystitis -- Medical management of Radiation Effects on the Intestines -- Surgical management of radiation-induced intestinal injury.
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ISBN 9781493922178 (electronic bk.)
1493922173 (electronic bk.)
1493922165 (print)
9781493922161 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-1-4939-2217-8
OCLC # 903685439
Additional Format Printed edition: 9781493922161

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