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Large bowel obstruction due to an impacted barolith--a delayed complication of a barium study.
  1. M. P. Saunders
  1. Department of Surgery, Greenwich District Hospital, London, UK.


    Complications of barium sulphate studies abound in the literature but there are very few recorded instances of large bowel obstruction due to inspissated barium and faeces forming a 'barolith'. A patient who suffered this complication is reported.

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