Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 231–233 | Cite as

Thermal injury of the colon due to colostomy irrigation

  • F. R. Jackson
  • David J. Ott
  • David W. Gelfand


A case of thermal burn and stricture of the colon following colostomy irrigation with hot water is described. The initial radiographic features on barium enema simulated nonspecific segmental colitis. Colonic stricture and enterolith formation developed subsequently. This case emphasizes that care should be taken in preparing irrigating and barium enema solutions.

Key words

Colon, thermal injury, stricture Colostomy irrigation complication 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. R. Jackson
    • 1
  • David J. Ott
    • 1
  • David W. Gelfand
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyBowman Gray School of MedicineWinston-SalemUSA

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