presacral insufflation

presacral insufflation
the injection of gas, usually carbon dioxide, around the kidneys through a needle inserted into the retrorectal space for the purpose of radiographic visualization of the entire retroperitoneal space, with delineation of renal and adrenal areas.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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