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Barium peritonitis: a rare complication of upper gastrointestinal contrast investigation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9196705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Contrast examination of the gastrointestinal tract is rarely complicated by perforation. The colon and rectum are most commonly affected, with many perforations limited to the retroperitoneum. Generalised peritonitis is therefore rare, but is life-threatening and difficult to treat. We present two analogous cases in which extravasation of barium sulphate complicated contrast meal investigation. These cases illustrate important aspects in the management of this unusual occurrence.
Authors:
I D Karanikas; D D Kakoulidis; Z T Gouvas; J E Hartley; S S Koundourakis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Postgraduate medical journal     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0032-5473     ISO Abbreviation:  Postgrad Med J     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-09     Completed Date:  1997-07-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0234135     Medline TA:  Postgrad Med J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
2nd Surgical Department General Hospital, Georgios Genimatas, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Barium Sulfate / adverse effects*,  diagnostic use
Contrast Media / adverse effects*
Enema
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Peptic Ulcer Perforation / complications
Peritonitis / chemically induced*,  therapy
Stomach Ulcer / complications
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 7727-43-7/Barium Sulfate
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