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Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2006 April;165(2):95-7

Copyright © 2006 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Retroperitoneal barium extravasation during barium enema examination and bladder perforation. A case report

Cerci C. 1, Barut I. 1, Tarhan Ö. 1, Docru U. 1, Baykal B. 2, Soyipek S. 3

1 Suleyman Demirel University, School of Medicine, General Surgery Department, Isparta Turkey 2 Suleyman Demirel University, School of Medicine, Radiology Department, Isparta Turkey; 3 Suleyman Demirel University, School of Medicine, Urology Department, Isparta Turkey


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One of the most serious complications of a barium enema is perforation, which may be intraperitoneal or extaperitoneal. Potantional mechanisms of injury include trauma, overinflation of the balloon, recent instrumentation and associated disease of the rectum mucosa. Though, different kinds of complications have been described but any bladder perforation due to the retroperitoneal barium extravasation has not.

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