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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Sadaf Sharfaei M.D.[2]

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Double-contrast Barium enema may be helpful in the diagnosis of colon polyps. Colon polyps might be presented as an outgrowths with lobulation or indentation and filling defects on x-rays.

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  • Double-contrast Barium enema may be helpful in the diagnosis of colon polyps. Findings on an x-ray suggestive of colon polyps include:[1][2]
    • Pedunculated outgrowth
    • Basal indentation
    • Lobulation
    • Irregular surface contour
Multiple polyps and large mass at the hepatic flexure


References

  1. Ott, DJ; Gelfand, DW; Wu, WC; Ablin, DS (1983). "Colon polyp morphology on double-contrast barium enema: its pathologic predictive value". American Journal of Roentgenology. 141 (5): 965–970. doi:10.2214/ajr.141.5.965. ISSN 0361-803X.
  2. Kambara, T (2004). "BRAF mutation is associated with DNA methylation in serrated polyps and cancers of the colorectum". Gut. 53 (8): 1137–1144. doi:10.1136/gut.2003.037671. ISSN 0017-5749.

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