Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke Za Zhi 2020 Aug;23(8):817-822
Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Colorectal and Pelvic Floor Diseases, Guangdong Institute of Gastroenterology, the Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510655, China.
Radiation intestinal injury is one of the most common complications after abdominal pelvic radiotherapy, which seriously affects the quality of life for patients. According to the site of occurrence, it is divided into radiation enteritis, colitis and proctitis. The pathological characteristics of radiation intestinal injury mainly include interstitial fibrosis, mucosal edema, ulcers, and inflammatory cell infiltration, and significant vascular lesions as well. Read More