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Title: Diagnostic accuracy of the double-contrast enema for colonic polyps in patients with or without diverticular disease
Authors: BELLOMI, MASSIMO
Abstract: The accuracy of the double-contrast enema for the diagnosis of polypoid lesions in the presence or absence of diverticula was evaluated by retrospectively reviewing the medical records of 202 patients subjected to examination and endoscopy. Analysis of the data on 215 polypoid lesions showed that (a) the diagnostic accuracy of the examination is not affected significantly by the presence of diverticula; (b) the sensitivity of the examination is highly dependent on the size of the polyps (smaller or larger than 0.5 cm) but not on the form (sessile or pedunculated); and (c) the positive predictive value is higher in patients without diverticula. The double-contrast enema was confirmed to be a valid method for the diagnosis of polypoid lesions.
Keywords: Sensitivity and Specificity ; Diverticulum, Colon ; Barium Sulfate ; Humans ; Retrospective Studies ; Colonic Polyps ; Predictive Value of Tests ; Middle Aged ; Enema ; Pneumoradiography
MIUR subjects: MED/36 - Diagnostica per Immagini e Radioterapia
Publication date: 1991
Citation: Diagnostic accuracy of the double-contrast enema for colonic polyps in patients with or without diverticular disease / C. Morosi, G. Ballardini, P. Pisani, M. Bellomi, G. Cozzi, M. Vidale, P. Spinelli, A. Severini. - In: Gastrointestinal radiology. - ISSN 0364-2356. - 16:4(1991), pp. 345-347.
Pubmed identifier: 1936780
Type: Article (author)

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