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Gastrointestinal complications of pelvic radiotherapy: are they of any importance?
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    Dear Sir:

    We have read with great interest the review of gastrointestinal (GI) complications after pelvic radiotherapy by Andreyev (1). Andreyev emphasized importance of fibrosis as the underlying cause for most GI symptoms after radiotherapy, and concluded that reversal or prevention of fibrosis could be highly profitable in the treatment of this complication, referring several anti-fibrotic agents such as lipo...

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