Therapy for urologic complications secondary to irradiation of gynecologic malignancies

J. F. Magrina

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Hemorrhagic cystitis, ureteral stenosis or obstruction, and bladder fistulas are the most serious urologic complications secondary to pelvic irradiation for gynecologic malignancies. Hemorrhagic cystitis is usually controlled by formalin instillation. In instances of ureteral stenosis or obstruction or bladder fistulas, the possibility of tumor recurrence must be eliminated. Most patients with ureteral stenosis or obstruction will require surgical correction. Most patients with bladder fistulas will be best served by creation of an ileal conduit. In selected patients, closure of the fistula with pedicle flaps will be possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265-273
Number of pages9
JournalEuropean Journal of Gynaecological Oncology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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