Clin Surg | Volume 2, Issue 1 | Research Article | Open Access

Hyperbaric Oxygen in the Treatment of Radiation Proctitis and Cerebral Necrosis

Bora Uysal*, Hakan Gamsız, Ferrat Dıncoglan, Selcuk Demıral, Omer Sager and Murat Beyzadeoglu

Department of Radiation Oncology, Gulhane Education and Research Hospital, Turkey

*Correspondance to: Bora Uysal 

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Background: Hyperbaric oxygen treatment is a challenging topic for radiation side effects.
Objective: The main goal is to evaulate the results of hyperbaric oxygen to treat proctitis and cerebral radionecrosis associated with radiotherapy.Materials and
25 patients diagnosed with radiation proctitis and cerebral radionecrosis were treated with hyperbaric oxygen between 2013 January and 2014 December. 15 patients have radiation proctitis and 10 have cerebral radionecrosis. The symptoms of patients with radiation proctitis were stool frequency, hematochesia and pain. The presentation of others with cerebral radiation necrosis were headache, vertigo and dizziness. Hyperbaric oxygen of 2.4 Atmosphere Absolute was delivered for 5 patients.Results: Stool frequency and pelvic pain in patients with proctitis was decreased after hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Symptoms of headache, vertigo and dizziness were better after hyperbaric oxygen. Also perinecrosal edema was limited and decreased wth hyperbaric oxygen therapy.Conclusion: Hyperbaric oxygen is an effective and useful therapy for radiation necrosis and proctitis.


Hyperbaric oxygen; Radiation proctitis; Radiation necrosis


Uysal B, Gams?z H, D?ncoglan F, Dem?ral S, Sager O, Beyzadeoglu M. Hyperbaric Oxygen in the Treatment of Radiation Proctitis and Cerebral Necrosis. Clin Surg. 2017; 2: 1803.

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