Tween 80/diatrizoate enemas in bowel obstruction

B. P. Wood, Richard W Katzberg

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Although successful treatment of meconium ileus with Gastrografin enema has been attributed to the hypertonicity of this material, Tween 80, present in a 0.75% concentration, may be its most effective component. Tween 80 acts as a surface-active substance and stool emulsifier. An enema solution of 1% - 2% Tween 80 and isotonic sodium diatrizoate has been effective in the relief of meconium or fecal mass obstruction in infants and children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)747-750
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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