Defecography in healthy subjects: Comparison of three contrast media

Steven Ikenberry, John C. Lappas, Mark P. Hana, Douglas K. Rex

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PURPOSE: To determine if differences in the viscosity of defecographic contrast media influence radiographic findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty asymptomatic volunteers underwent defecography three times with a different contrast medium used for each examination. The contrast media varied in viscosity from a thin barium liquid to a commercial barium paste formulated for defecography and to an extremely thick, specially prepared barium contrast paste. RESULTS: Significant differences (P < .05) between media were demonstrated for measurements of the anorectal angle and anorectal junction during liquid medium voiding. Differences in pelvic floor descent and evacuation time were not significant (P > .05). Rectoceles occurred in 14 subjects and were demonstrated with all media. Low-grade intussusceptions were more prevalent with the liquid medium, but their occurrence was not statistically significantly more frequent (P > .05). CONCLUSION: Altering the viscosity of the barium contrast medium used for defecography does not substantially affect the subsequent radiographic findings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-238
Number of pages6
JournalRadiology
Volume201
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1996

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Defecography
Barium
Contrast Media
Healthy Volunteers
Viscosity
Ointments
Intussusception
Volunteers

Keywords

  • Contrast media, comparative studies
  • Defecography
  • Rectum, radiography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Ikenberry, S., Lappas, J. C., Hana, M. P., & Rex, D. K. (1996). Defecography in healthy subjects: Comparison of three contrast media. Radiology, 201(1), 233-238. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiology.201.1.8816549

Defecography in healthy subjects : Comparison of three contrast media. / Ikenberry, Steven; Lappas, John C.; Hana, Mark P.; Rex, Douglas K.

In: Radiology, Vol. 201, No. 1, 10.1996, p. 233-238.

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Ikenberry, S, Lappas, JC, Hana, MP & Rex, DK 1996, 'Defecography in healthy subjects: Comparison of three contrast media', Radiology, vol. 201, no. 1, pp. 233-238. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiology.201.1.8816549
Ikenberry, Steven ; Lappas, John C. ; Hana, Mark P. ; Rex, Douglas K. / Defecography in healthy subjects : Comparison of three contrast media. In: Radiology. 1996 ; Vol. 201, No. 1. pp. 233-238.
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