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Bowel Perforation and Barium


Hello. I have a question. Has anybody had any experience with bowel perforation and the administration of Barium? I know it is absolutely NOT TO BE ADMINISTERED In the suspicion of Bowel or any Gastrointestinal PERFORATION Iam just wondering if you have ever seen the after effects of it if it did happen. I know the results would be VERY Bad but would like more info.

Barium is not water solutable. That's why it's always bad if it gets into the lungs, cavities, and etc. I have seen x-Ray pictures of it and it is not pretty. Surgery is needed to remove the barium.