barium enema


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barium enema

n.
A radiographic study in which a solution containing barium sulfate is administered into the rectum in order to visualize the lower intestinal tract.

barium enema

n
(Medicine) an injection into the rectum of a preparation of barium sulphate, which is opaque to X-rays, before X-raying the lower alimentary canal

barium enema

A diagnostic method of examining the rectum and colon using X-rays after inserting a contrast medium of barium sulfate liquid paste.
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Noun1.barium enema - enema in which a contrast medium (usually barium sulfate) is injected into the rectum and X-rays are taken to search for lesionsbarium enema - enema in which a contrast medium (usually barium sulfate) is injected into the rectum and X-rays are taken to search for lesions
clyster, enema - an injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
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Mucosal granules, mucosal or intramural filling defects and thickened folds can be seen in barium enema studies.
Barium enema is a non-invasive investigation available for the surgeon to assess the level of aganglionosis and plan the corrective surgery.
Double-contrast barium enema study is the best tool for evaluation of colon diseases and is contraindicated in acute diverticulitis due to the risk of perforation and peritonitis.
Barium enema reduction is the classical nonsurgical reduction of intussusception.
In current clinical practice, CECT is used more commonly than barium enema as the diagnostic modality for acute abdomen.
Oddly enough the barium enema may cause the intussusception to right itself.
Double-contrast barium enema, on the other hand, is an x-ray examination of the large intestine after intake of barium, a contrast medium.
The "apple core sign" was first described in barium enema examinations of the colon.
Colonoscopy, virtual colonoscopy, and double contrast barium enema require the same bowel preparation.
The authors failed to acknowledge that the frequency of reported complications of colon hydrotherapy may be significantly less than those reported with various diagnostic tests, such as barium enema examination, sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy.
A double-contrast barium enema is an X-ray taken after coating the colon with a substance containing barium and putting air into the colon.