Colonic pressure values after administration of atropine, buscopan and glucagon

  • Giorgio Cittadini


Induction of colon hypotony is an important act for the radiologist before a DCBE examination. Through the reduction of colon segmentation thus obtained, the backward progress of the barium suspension inside the intestinal lumen is promoted, the large bowel is better distended during air insufflation, hence quality of the double-contrast images is improved.


Large Bowel Intraluminal Pressure Atropine Sulfate Double Contrast Barium Enema Inferior Mesenteric Ganglion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giorgio Cittadini
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  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Genoa School of Medicine San Martino HospitalGenoaItaly

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