As mentioned earlier, barium enema
is a non-invasive investigation available for the surgeon to assess the level of aganglionosis and plan the corrective surgery.
Childhood intussusception: ultrasound-guided Hartmann's solution hydrostatic reduction or barium enema
Diagnosis of colorectal neoplasms at double-contrast barium enema
A gastrograffin or barium enema
can be diagnostic in up to 88% of cases of a Type II cecal volvulus but is contraindicated in suspected cases of intestinal gangrene.
Colonoscopy every 10 years is widely favored as the ideal screening test, but annual stool guaiac testing coupled with flexible sigmoidoscopy every 3 years or with sigmoidoscopy and double-contrast barium enema
every 5 years also are recommended.
The following tests were performed: barium swallow, barium meal, barium enema
, hexabrix swallow, gastrografin meal, voiding cystourethrogram, fistulogram, myelogram, nephrostomy and loopogram.
The recommendations have dropped barium enema
as a screening option.
While colonoscopy is considered the best screening test, other tests including fecal occult blood testing, flexible sigmoidoscopy, double contrast barium enema
, and virtual colonoscopy are all worthwhile and can be lifesaving.
Where this method was not successful a barium enema
would be used.
The first study used 523 barium enema
examinations, and the second used 528.
5) Screening methods currently used for colorectal cancer are fecal occult blood testing (or hemoccult test), sigmoidoscopy, single-contrast barium enema
, air-contrast barium enema
Differentiate between colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, double-contrast barium enema
, and "virtual colonoscopy" in colorectal cancer screening.
It is important that the bowel be clean so the physician performing the colonoscopy or barium enema
gets the best look at your colon.
Our daughter is an RN, and she said that he could have a double barium enema
to see if he had any cancer.
Another screening test is the double-contrast barium enema
, which is rarely used today because, although it identifies polyps, it does not allow for their removal.