Barium enema examination of the colon in children

  • Giorgio Cittadini


Children are not adults in miniature, but developing organisms: hence, in pediatrics, radiological studies of any organ generally have to face rapidly changing normal conditions [1]. The peculiar behaviors of pediatric patients, the need for special adjustments in methodology and technique, the unique and constantly changing assessment parameters between normal and pathologic conditions (for example, in the pediatric colon, an apparently lymphoid hyperplasia could well be a normal follicular pattern, even when accompanied by rectal bleeding [2-4]), the peculiar features of many pathologic forms (and congenital malformations in particular), all require a highly specialized approach in the study of the colon.


Bowel Preparation Rectal Bleeding Lymphoid Hyperplasia Atropine Sulfate Double Contrast Barium Enema 
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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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