Enema de bario

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Enema de bario

El enema de bario se realiza para examinar las paredes del colon. Durante el procedimiento, se inserta cuidadosamente en el recto un tubo para enema bien lubricado. A través de éste, se deja fluir en el colon el bario, un medio de contraste radiopaco, visible con rayos X. Se monitorea el flujo del bario a través de una pantalla fluoroscópica de rayos X (parecida a un monitor de TV). Este examen se utiliza para detectar el cáncer de colon. También se puede utilizar para diagnosticar y evaluar la severidad de enfermedades intestinales inflamatorias.

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  • Last Reviewed on 10/08/2012
  • George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, and Stephanie Slon.

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