TITLE

COLONOSCOPY OR BARIUM ENEMA: BEST TEST OR PATIENT CHOICE

AUTHOR(S)
Sinha, L.; McMurly, H.; Hebden, J. M.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA52
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study that compares colonoscopy with barium enema for best test. Informed consent involves not only explaining a procedure and its possible complications, but also offering viable alternatives. Colonoscopy is a more accurate test compared with double contrast barium enema, and also affords therapeutic intervention. Although colonoscopy is a more accurate tool for investigating the colon, a significant proportion of patients preferred barium enema on account of its negligible risk of perforation.
ACCESSION #
13219016

 

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