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Acta Medica Medianae
Vol. 45
Number 1, Januar, 2006
UDK 61
YU ISSN 0365-4478


Rade R. Babić
Institute of Radiology Clinical Center
48 dr Zoran Djindjic Street
18000 Nis, Serbia and Montenegro



Copyright 2006 by Faculty  of Medicine, University of Nis


Rade R. Babic, Dimitrije Jankovic, Dusan Mitrovic and Irena Jankovic

Institute of Radiology Clinical Center of Nis

Fortrans is a laxative in the form of the powder which is used for making solution for oral application. Laxative effects are achieved over long linear polymer  (polyethylene-glikol - PEG 4000) which binds water molecules, increasing thus the volume of fluids in the intestinal tract.
Material of study comprises 150 irrigographies made at the Institute of Radiology of the Clinical Centre in Nis in the period from January 2004 to Jun 2005.The preparation in these cases was done by Fortrans. The contrast medium used was barium sulfate.
The results of study are presented in illustrations and irrigograms.
In conclusion,we can say that Fortrans provides reliable, effective and simple preparation of patients for irrigography as well as for fast, comfortable and efficient endographic examination (irrigography). The obtained irrigograms are of satisfactory quality, showing sharp contrasts. Acta Medica Medianae 2005; 45(1):69–71.

 Key words: Fortrans, irrigography, preparation of patients