June 1987

Use of Low Osmolar Contrast for Gastrointestinal Studies in Low-Birth-Weight Infants

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Radiology, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston.

Am J Dis Child. 1987;141(6):635-638. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1987.04460060053031

• Metrizamide is a safe, water-soluble contrast medium suitable for bedside gastrointestinal studies in low-birth-weight infants. We describe our experience with 26 patients and 34 examinations. We present Illustrative cases and indicate the clinical applications. Similar results are anticipated when less expensive nonionic contrast agents are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for pediatric use.

(AJDC 1987;141:635-638)