Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction: Article seven in the series

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There appear to be two types of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction: papillary stenosis and dyskinesia. Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction is an important cause of biliary-type pain. Papillary stenosis is a fixed anatomic narrowing of the papilla, while dyskinesia is characterized by a variety of manometric abnormalities. This article reviews the diagnosis of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction and the medical, surgical, and endoscopic approaches to its treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-41
Number of pages7
JournalPractical Gastroenterology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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