The diagnostic possibility of hypertonic Oddi's sphincter dysfunction was evaluated in 100 cholecystectomized and 28 noncholecystectomized patients. An organic lesion interfering with free bile flow was ruled out in every case. The existence of the syndrome, i.e., the dysfunction of the Oddi's musculature, was verified using the morphinecholeretic test combined with either dynamic bepatobiliary scintigrapby or (in selected cases) percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography. Hypertonic Oddi's spbincter dyskinesia can be regarded as an independent clinical syndrome.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||The American Journal of Gastroenterology|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1983|
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