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en·e·ma

 (ĕn′ə-mə)
n.
1. The injection of liquid into the rectum through the anus for cleansing, for stimulating evacuation of the bowels, or for other therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.
2. The fluid so injected.

[Late Latin, from Greek, from enīenai, to send in, inject : en-, in; see en-2 + hīenai, to send; see yē- in Indo-European roots.]

enema

(ˈɛnɪmə)
n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
1. (Medicine) the introduction of liquid into the rectum to evacuate the bowels, medicate, or nourish
2. (Medicine) the liquid so introduced
[C15: from New Latin, from Greek: injection, from enienai to send in, from hienai to send]

en•e•ma

(ˈɛn ə mə)

n., pl. -mas.
1. the injection of a fluid into the rectum.
2. the fluid injected.
[1675–85; < Late Latin < Greek énema <en(i)é(nai) to send in (en- en-2 + hiénai to send, throw)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enema - an injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuationenema - an injection of a liquid through the anus to stimulate evacuation; sometimes used for diagnostic purposes
irrigation - (medicine) cleaning a wound or body organ by flushing or washing out with water or a medicated solution
colonic, colonic irrigation - a water enema given to flush out the colon
barium enema - enema in which a contrast medium (usually barium sulfate) is injected into the rectum and X-rays are taken to search for lesions
Translations
حُقْنَه شَرْجِيَّه
klystýr
lavement
peräruiske
beöntés
stólpípa
浣腸
관장
klizma
klizma
klystír
lavemang
lâvman

enema

[ˈenɪmə] N (enemas or enemata (pl)) [ˈenɪmətə]enema m

enema

[ˈɛnəmə] n (MEDICINE)lavement m

enema

nKlistier nt, → Einlauf m; (= syringe)Klistierspritze f

enema

[ˈɛnɪmə] n (Med) → clistere m

enema

(ˈenəmə) noun
the injection of a liquid into the rectum. He was given an enema to clean out the bowels before his operation.

en·e·ma

n. enema, lavado, lavativa;
barium ______ de bario;
cleansing ___lavativa, lavado;
double contrast ______ de contraste doble;
retention ______ de retención.

enema

n enema m, lavativa; barium — enema de bario, enema opaco; retention — enema de retención
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Early diagnosis and rapid treatment with barium or contrast enema is critical in a case of suspected intussusception.
Most of the cases had a well-defined transition zone on contrast enema which was further substantiated by a seromuscular biopsy undertaken at the time of laparotomy for a transverse loop colostomy.
Clinical suspicion should lead directly toward an abdominal ultrasound or a contrast enema. As a part of modern point-of-care management, ultrasound has emerged as a readily available diagnostic modality even in rural hospitals.
The most common imaging methods are abdominal X-ray imaging, contrast enema, and computed tomography (11).
Contrast enema was classically recommended as confirmatory imaging, but US is now recommended as the initial imaging test to diagnose or exclude intussusception.
A planned contrast enema was done in more than onethird of the patients (n = 691) either at the occasion of another study (prospective) or prior to closure of temporary loop ileostomy.
In such cases, it is useful to ascertain the position of the caecum, either by delayed upper gastrointestinal images if the patient's condition allows, or immediate contrast enema. The position of the pre- and post-arterial loops can then be used to define the proximal and distal ends of the midgut attachments, and allow an inference about the width of the mesenteric base.
Signs that can help diagnose SV on CT or MR include the whirl sign in the sigmoid mesentery, sigmoid dilatation, and intestinal air-fluid levels.1,3,10,17 Contrast enema has been used to diagnose SV in the past (mostly in children) but has a 66.7-78.6% success rate and a mortality rate that ranges from 7.7-9%.2,18 Contrast enema is not advised because of the possibility of bowel perforation, peritonitis, and risk of missing bowel gangrene.1,3,13 Sigmoidoscopy helps to diagnose the bowel torsion, shows the viability of the bowel mucosa, and contributes to the bowel detorsion.
On the second day of life, a contrast enema was performed, demonstrating a microcolon with the cecum and appendix located in the left upper quadrant, confirming malrotation (Figure 2).
A water-soluble contrast enema demonstrated early filling of the stomach and small-bowel loops from the splenic flexure of the colon (Fig.
In that same time, double-barium contrast enema fell out of favor and the overall use of occult blood testing declined more gradually, although these stool tests are still widely used in the Veterans Affairs health care system and some managed care systems, according to the statement.