• Vol. 39 No. 10, 809–811
  • 15 October 2010

Medical Misadventure: Barium Extravasation in Colorectal Cancer



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Double contrast barium enema (DCBE) is a safe and accurate diagnostic procedure for colorectal cancer. It is often the next diagnostic test after incomplete colonoscopy, with an additional diagnostic yield of 3.2% for neoplastic lesions larger than 1 cm in the non-visualised portion of the colon.

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