PMID: 2354600May 1, 1990

Determining the minimal interval between cleansing water enema and double-contrast barium enema examination

Clinical Radiology
S H Lee, C I Bartram

Abstract

In a prospective study 59 consecutive outpatients having double-contrast barium enemas (DCBE) were randomised into four groups. Each group had their enema performed at either a 15, 30, 45 or 60 minute interval following the end of a 1.5 litre cleansing water enema. Review of the films by two radiologists demonstrated that adequate mucosal coating was obtained after 45 minutes. The DCBE should therefore be performed at a minimum time interval of 45 minutes following colonic lavage, and not beforehand.

Citations

Apr 7, 2004·Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology : the Official Clinical Practice Journal of the American Gastroenterological Association·C Daniel JohnsonDavid A Ahlquist

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