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CT findings in the perirectal area following radiation therapy



CT findings in the perirectal area following radiation therapy



Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography 4(5): 634-638



The perirectal computed tomography findings of 26 patients who had received radiation therapy for pelvic malignancies are described. They include a widening of the presacral space, increase in the perirectal fat, thickening of the perirectal fibrous tissue, and visualization of a fibrotic connection between the sacrum and rectum. The etiology of these findings is discussed, as well as the differential diagnosis.

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Accession: 042429849

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PMID: 7410642

DOI: 10.1097/00004728-198010000-00012


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