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Post-renal acute renal failure during pelvis irradiation for prostate cancer
Department of Radiation Oncology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Aug  2002 (Vol.  9, Issue  4, Pages( 1599 - 1601)


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  • A case of post renal acute renal failure secondary to radiation therapy for prostate cancer is described. Severe bladder inflammatory reaction, leading to bilateral ureteric obstruction, occurred after a moderate dose of radiotherapy (6400 cGy in 35 fractions). At a follow-up time of 8 years, the patient has fully recovered and remains disease-free. To our knowledge, this complication has never been described previously. Given the thrust in prostate cancer treatment toward dose escalation this complication could become more frequent.