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Replacement of Fluid Loss By Administering Fluids Per Rectum

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Fluid is normally absorbed in the colon. Infusion of fluid into the colon can be used to replace fluid losses when other routes are not available. This is particularly useful for young children in developing countries where resources may be limited.

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