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Single Contrast Enema

Michael P. D'Alessandro, M.D.
Peer Review Status: Internally Peer Reviewed


Patient Preparation:
None

Contrast:
Barium

Technique:
Place tip in rectum and start barium
Turn patient to left lateral, then LPO, then supine, then RPO, then prone
Take 3 spots without compression:

Left lateral - rectum
Deep LPO - rectosigmoid
Mid LPO - sigmoid

Take 3 spots with compression:

RPO - splenic flexure
LPO - hepatic flexure
AP - ileocecal valve and cecum

AP - ileocecal valve without compression
Overheads - PA (prone), butterfly, post evacuation

Views to Take:
Not applicable

References:
See References Chapter.

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