barium enema

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enema in which a contrast medium (usually barium sulfate) is injected into the rectum and X-rays are taken to search for lesions

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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 reduction?
Diagnosis of colorectal neoplasms at double-contrast barium enema examination.
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.
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 and colonoscopy.
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.