Gastrograffin

  • Physiology
    • Aspiration of Gastrograffin (Amidotrizoat)
      • Non-absorbable, hyperosmolar, hypertonic water-soluble contrast media
    • Potential for Pulmonary Toxicity of Other Radiographic Contrast Agents
      • Barium Sulfate (see Barium): relatively insoluble barium salt
        • Pulmonary toxicity, if aspirated
      • Iopydol (Hytrast): commonly used for bronchography in the past
        • No pulmonary toxicity
      • Iodixanol (Visipaque): isoosmolar contrast medium (mainly used for intrarterial and IV contrast studies)
        • No pulmonary toxicity

Adverse Effects


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