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Conventional barium enema in early pregnancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20701501     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
X-ray exposure, especially if directed to the abdominal region, is of major concern for pregnant women and their physicians. In this study, favourable long-term outcomes are reported in a series of babies born to women inadvertently exposed to barium enema, and associated ionising radiation, early in pregnancy. Six singleton babies were vaginally delivered without any evidence of gross malformations. There was one voluntary abortion. Follow-up on five of the babies was performed over the course of at least 4 years. All the children were deemed healthy and had developed milestones according to their age. Our findings support larger studies suggesting barium enema is not a teratogenic agent. Collectively, this research can be used to counsel women undergoing radiological procedures early in pregnancy.
B H Han; J Y Han; J S Choi; H K Ahn; A A Nava-Ocampo
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1364-6893     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-12     Completed Date:  2011-01-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309140     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  559-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Radiology, Cheil Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center, College of Medicine, Kwandong University, Seoul, Korea.
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MeSH Terms
Barium Sulfate / diagnostic use*
Contrast Media / diagnostic use
Pregnancy / radiation effects*
Pregnancy Trimester, First
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 7727-43-7/Barium Sulfate

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