barium peritonitis

barium peritonitis

A rare complication of a barium enema due to colonic perforation with leakage/spillage of radiocontrast material, rarely accompanied by faeces into the peritoneum, release of histamine and vasoactive substances and activation of coagulation pathways, resulting in fibrinous peritonitis.
 
Mortality
High: ± 50%.

barium peritonitis

A rare complication of a barium enema due to colonic perforation with leakage/spillage of radiocontrast material, rarely accompanied by feces into the peritoneum, release of histamine and vasoactive substances with activation of coagulation pathways, resulting in fibrinous peritonitis Mortality High–± 50%
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Here we present such a case of iatrogenic barium peritonitis that was successfully managed.
2) There has been a paucity of publications in the English literature on the subsequent management of a patient following recovery from barium peritonitis.
CONCLUSION: Perforation of the bowel with barium peritonitis is a preventable complication.