What therapeutic enemas are used in the treatment of intussusception?

Updated: Dec 20, 2018
  • Author: A Alfred Chahine, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Therapeutic enemas include the following:

  • Hydrostatic: With barium or water-soluble contrast

  • Pneumatic: With air insufflation; this is the treatment of choice in many institutions, and the risk of major complications with this technique is small

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