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Barium Appendicitis

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for barium "appendicitis".

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, adverse effects, complication detection

ICD-10:

K35, K36, K37, T50.8, Y57.8

Description:

Barium from a barium enema or swallow may get into the appendix. Whether or not it can cause appendicitis is a matter of controversy.

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