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    Eli D. Ehrenpreis, R. de W. Marsh, William Small, Jr., editors.
    Summary: This book provides a state-of-the-art review of the role of radiation therapy in various pelvic malignancies as well as the consequences of the radiation in the pelvic tissues. With sections covering the role of radiation therapy in the various pelvic malignancies, the pathophysiology of radiation related injury and the risk factors that increase the possibility of such an injury, and the latest in medical, endoscopic and surgical therapies for these radiation related complications the text offers a concise yet comprehensive overview of radiation therapy in the human pelvis, its role and the adverse effects on the pelvic organs. Written by experts in the field with readers in mind, Radiation Therapy for Pelvic Malignancy and its Consequences is the first of its kind standalone reference on the subject. ℗ℓ Radiation Therapy for Pelvic Malignancy and its Consequences is of great value to urologists, medical radiation and gynecological oncologists, and gastroenterologists.

    Contents:
    The Role of Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Malignant Gynaecological Tumors
    Role of radiation in urological malignancies
    Role of radiation in rectal cancers
    Prevention of injury from pelvic irradiation
    Pathology of Radiation Effects on Healthy Tissues in the Pelvis
    Contribution of chemotherapy to the toxicity of pelvic irradiation
    Radiation cystitis: Acute and Chronic
    Acute and chronic radiation enteropathy
    Radiation proctopathy
    Effects of Radiation Therapy for Rectal Cancer on Anorectal Function
    Effects and management of pelvic radiation on female reproductive system: Sexual dysfunction, fertility effects, and premature menopause
    Miscellaneous pelvic effects: Pelvic/sacral insufficiency fractures
    Radiation Induced Lumbosacral Plexopathy
    The management of radiation cystitis
    Medical management of Radiation Effects on the Intestines
    Surgical management of radiation-induced intestinal injury. .
    Digital Access Springer 2015