Barium Enema

Children with signs and symptoms suggestive of intussusception, such as colicky abdominal pain, vomiting, and passage of stool mixed with blood, require stabilization and a barium enema. Plain films may demonstrate signs of intestinal obstruction, such as distended loops, air-fluid levels, and a paucity of bowel gas in the right lower quadrant, the so-called Dance's sign. A barium enema is indicated, and a hydrostatic reduction of the intussusceptum is successful in 50 to 90 percent of cases.17 A barium enema may be useful for the diagnosis of bowel obstruction, volvulus, appendicitis, and diverticulitis, usually in consultation with surgical colleagues.

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