We report a case of a male patient suffering from a severe hemorrhagic radiation proctitis which gradually ceased with hyperbaric oxygen. We discuss the mechanisms of chronic radiation injury and the effect of the hyperbaric oxygen. This therapy is proposed as an alternative to surgical intervention for this abnormality.

Charneau, Bouachour, Person, Burtin, Ronceray, Boyer, , , (1991). Severe hemorrhagic radiation proctitis advancing to gradual cessation with hyperbaric oxygen. Digestive diseases and sciences, 1991 Mar;36(3):373-5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1995275