Medical management of radiation enteritis--an algorithmic guide

Clin Radiol. 1987 May;38(3):291-4. doi: 10.1016/s0009-9260(87)80074-0.


An algorithmic guide to the differential diagnosis and management of late radiation enteritis is proposed. The proposition is based on physiological principles and clinical experience rather than on published reports. Too few patients with late radiation enteritis are seen in most oncology centres for a large prospective trial of the algorithm to be set up, but we hope it will stimulate further investigation.

MeSH terms

  • Algorithms*
  • Enteritis / diagnosis
  • Enteritis / drug therapy
  • Enteritis / etiology
  • Enteritis / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Radiotherapy / adverse effects*