Rectal irrigation as rescue therapy for refractory and severe
hemorrhagic radiation proctitis: a case report
Hemorrhagic chronic radiation proctitis (CRP) refractory to endoscopic
therapy is rare. Because of its high morbidity and mortality rates,
proctectomy is considered as the last resort. We report the successful
treatment of severe hematochezia refractory to endoscopic therapy and
diverting colostomy in a patient with CRP via rectal irrigation.