Duodenal stenosis following irradiation of the kidneys for tumours. A report of four cases

Wehbe, S.

Rofo Fortschritte auf dem Gebiete der Rontgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin 129(4): 421-424


ISSN/ISBN: 1438-9029
PMID: 152235
DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1231131
Accession: 068522439

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Two patients who had a right nephrectomy, and two patients with left nephrectomies were irradiated with 5500 rad each. Because of subsequent upper abdominal symptoms, the gastro-intestinal tract was examined radiologically. In the patients with right-sided nephrectomies, a short stenosis of the descending portion of the duodenum was found, and in the left neprectomised patients there was a stenosis of the horozontal and ascending parts of the duodenum. The findings of a duodenal stenosis in these areas should lead one to consider the possibility of previous irradiation of the renal bed.