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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.
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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
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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.
Our patient had herniation of the transverse colon on barium enema investigation.
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.
Diverticulosis is discovered only when tests such as a barium enema X-ray or a colonoscopy or CT scan are done.
The ACP did not endorse specific screening intervals, although many experts recommend for average-risk patients over age 50 an interval of 10 years for colonoscopy, five years for flexible sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema, and computed tomography (CT, or virtual) colonography, and annually for fecal occult blood tests.
Thoeny, Hodgson and Scudamore, in the 1960, reported a 95% success rate with barium enema. There have been reports of computer tomography to delineate the fistula and identify underlying pathology (5,6).
The "bowler-hat sign" represents the appearance of a sessile colonic polyp observed at an oblique angle on a double contrast barium enema. The bowler-hat sign is formed by a ring of barium adjacent to the base of the polyp surrounding a domed layer of barium coating the surface of the polyp (Figure 20).
Colonoscopy, virtual colonoscopy, and double contrast barium enema require the same bowel preparation.