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Perforation associated with barium enema in acute appendicitis. Pediatr Radiol 1993;23(4):289-90 PMID: 8414756

Pubmed ID

8414756

Abstract

A child with the suspected diagnosis of atypical acute appendicitis underwent a diagnostic barium enema. The study was complicated by perforation with leakage of a large amount of barium into the peritoneal cavity. The complex hospital course that resulted has prompted us to reevaluate the barium enema in the diagnosis of appendicitis and review the literature for contraindications. We conclude that this particular complication is extremely rare and that barium enema still has a part to play in some patients where the clinical diagnosis is uncertain.

Author List

Shust N, Blane CE, Oldham KT

Author

Keith T. Oldham MD Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin




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MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Acute Disease
Appendicitis
Appendix
Barium Sulfate
Child
Humans
Intestinal Perforation
Male
Radiography
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