gastrografin

Gastrografin

 [gas″tro-gra´fin]
trademark for a preparation of meglumine diatrizoate, a diagnostic radiopaque medium.

gastrografin

, gastrographin (gas″trō-graf′ĭn)
A liquid radiologic contrast medium that absorbs x-rays because of its iodine content. It can be administered orally or rectally to highlight the internal structure of the gastrointestinal tract.
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Due to the inability of gastrografin enema to reduce the intussusception and probable mass or polyp as lead point in this age group, he was taken for exploratory laparotomy where a small polyp was discovered as the likely etiology of intussusception.
All the patients were investigated by upper GI endoscopy, gastrografin contrast studies of GIT and CT scan of abdomen along with routine blood and biochemistry tests.
Stenotic lesions were visualized using Gastrografin to confirm the length, diameter, presence/absence of an associated fistula, and the severity of flexion in the stenotic portion.
In Figure 8A, there is a gas and Gastrografin fluid collection in the mediastinum.
A few studies reported that gastrografin could accurately predict the need for surgical treatment.
A leak may be present even with negative abdominal computed tomography (CT) or negative abdominal series with gastrografin (Acquafresca et al.
To rule out esophageal perforation, the team ordered Gastrografin and barium swallow studies.
However, since the beginning of 2014, prompted by on-going supply issues, we switched to using Gastrografin 100mls as both a laxative and tagging agent.
Diatrizoic acid (Hypaque (GE Healthcare, Inc, Princeton, New Jersey) or Gastrografin (Schering, Berlin, Germany)) is diluted 1:1 with normal saline and injected as the contrast agent via the cholangiogram catheter to assess for patency or obstruction of the biliary tree.
Non operative therapy included classical drip & suck or undiluted Gastrografin follow though.
Gastrografin study revealed a significantly dilated esophagus with a narrow distal area (Figure 1).