Small bowel (small intestine)
Benign tumors and tumor-like conditions
Reviewer: Hanni Gulwani, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 19 December 2012, last major update August 2012
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● May occur after barium enema if barium penetrates mucosal tear and stimulates a granulomatous reaction
● More common in colon than small intestine
● Crystals visible under polarized light
● Rarely produces polypoid or ulcerated lesion resembling a neoplasm
● Barium is green and crystalline
● Crystals are within clusters in macrophages or connective tissue
End of Small bowel (small intestine) > Benign tumors and tumor-like conditions > Barium granuloma
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