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Postgrad Med J. 1978 October; 54(636): 698–702.
PMCID: PMC2425080

Barium granuloma of the transverse colon.


A case of barium sulphate granuloma of the transverse colon following gunshot wounds to the abdomen has been described. Scanning electron microscopy with electron probe microanalysis was used to confirm the presence of barium sulphate and the absence of lead or other elements related to the gunshot wounds.

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