A barium enema was performed preoperatively to define the anatomy of the duplicated colon, and it showed complete colonic duplication.
After a course of antibiotics I was to undergo a barium enema to check this diagnosis.
For this test, you are given an enema with a liquid that makes your colon show up on an x-ray.
A barium enema is a procedure, done through a special x-ray, for examining the large bowel.
Other tests include stool testing and X-rays of the bowel, taken after a barium enema .
The pouches may be noticed during a barium enema , when a liquid is inserted into the intestine through the anus and an X-ray of the abdomen is taken.
Barium enema , like colonoscopy, examines the whole colon and rectum, and, although it is cheaper and has a lower complication rate than colonoscopy, it is invasive and requires full bowel preparation.
During a barium enema , a liquid mixture containing barium is given through a catheter tube into the child's rectum, and special X-rays are taken.
Colonoscopy is preferable to a barium enema because it allows for the biopsy and removal of lesions.
The x-rays are taken after the patient is given an enema with a barium solution and air is introduced into the colon.