Disorders of the Small Intestine

  • D. J. Nolan
Conference paper
Part of the Syllabus book series (SYLLABUS)


An increasing number of radiologists use enteroclysis as the technique of choice for examining the small intestine. During enteroclysis the barium suspension is introduced directly into the small intestine through a duodenal tube. This permits a large volume of the barium contrast medium to fill the intestine. The intestinal distension obtained with enteroclysis makes it easier to identify any abnormality that is present. Enteroclysis is accurate at identifying morphological abnormalities with a sensitivity of 93.1% and a specificity of 96.9% [1].


Carcinoid Tumour Terminal Ileum Radiation Enteritis Intestinal Tuberculosis Barium Suspension 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia, Milano 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Nolan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyJohn Radcliffe HospitalOxfordUK

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