Computed Tomography of the Urinary Bladder Shortly after Radiation Therapy for Rectal Carcinoma

E. M. Sager, Sophie D. Fossa, O. Kaalhus, Kjell Magne Tveit

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Abstract

Eighteen patients with rectal carcinoma were examined with computed tomography (CT), before and shortly after preoperative irradiation. Changes in the bladder that could be mistaken for tumor growth did not occur at CT. However, considerable individual variations were seen. Radiation therapy did not result in increased contrast enhancement of the bladder wall after irradiation. The bladder wall thickness increased somewhat during and after treatment and the bladder volume was reduced. Localized thickening with little contrast enhancement was seen in the anterior bladder wall in 3 patients. One case of irradiation cystitis was noted. Edema was seen in the perivesical fat, but could in no case be mistaken for tumor growth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)585-588
Number of pages4
JournalActa Radiologica
Volume31
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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Urinary Bladder
Radiotherapy
Tomography
Carcinoma
Cystitis
Growth
Edema
Neoplasms
Fats
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Bladder
  • CT
  • effects of irradiation

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Computed Tomography of the Urinary Bladder Shortly after Radiation Therapy for Rectal Carcinoma. / Sager, E. M.; Fossa, Sophie D.; Kaalhus, O.; Tveit, Kjell Magne.

In: Acta Radiologica, Vol. 31, No. 6, 01.01.1990, p. 585-588.

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