Definition of Barium enema

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

Generic synonyms: Clyster, Enema

Medical Definition of Barium enema

1. A radiographic diagnostic procedure that involves the introduction of a barium containing contrast material into the lower gastrointestinal tract via the anus. X-rays taken after instillation of the barium will outline the course and anatomy of the lower GI tract. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barium Enema

baritone horn
baritone voice
barium arsenate
barium chloride
barium compounds
barium contrast material
barium dioxide
barium enema (current term)
barium hydroxide
barium meal
barium monoxide
barium oxide
barium peroxide
barium protoxide
barium radioisotopes
barium solution
barium sulfate
barium sulfide
barium sulphate
barium swallow
barium thiocyanate

Literary usage of Barium enema

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Guidelines for the Evaluation of Virtual Terminal Implementations by Carol A. Edgar (1993)
"Double-Contrast barium enema A barium enema can be performed as a single-contrast study using barium alone or as a double-contrast study, in which air is ..."

2. Transactions of the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists by American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (1917)
"barium enema. Dilated rectum. Obstruction at lower border of pelvic colon. CASE II.—January, 1907, BS, male, aged fifty-two years, weight 200 pounds. ..."

3. Digestive Diseases in the United States: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1995)
"A probable diagnosis of ulcerative colitis or proctitis includes an acceptable sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, or barium enema but an inadequate history; ..."

4. Clinical Medicine; Tuesday Clinics at the Johns Hopkins Hospital by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1922)
"BARKER: Here is the plate made after the administration of the barium enema. You see that the barium introduced from below does not pass the obstruction. ..."

5. American Journal of Roentgenology by American Radium Society (1921)
"At the end of ten days, she was given a barium enema composed of 1000 cc of water, ... For two days following the administration of the barium enema, ..."

6. The Medical Clinics of North America by Richard J. Havel, K. Patrick Ober (1919)
"Plate taken after barium enema. Note the abrupt transition from normal bowel to ... The barium enema will confirm the meal and also give more detailed ..."

7. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"... perforation during barium enema is 1 in 5000-10000 examinations.82 There is little useful evidence regarding the effectiveness of colonoscopy or barium ..."

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