The Diagnosis of Hypertonic Oddi's Sphincter Dyskinesia

V. Varró, Z. Döbrönte, F. Hajnal, L. Csernay, Z. Nemessányi, J. Láng, G. Nárai, E. Szabo

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)736-739
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1983


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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Varró, V., Döbrönte, Z., Hajnal, F., Csernay, L., Nemessányi, Z., Láng, J., Nárai, G., & Szabo, E. (1983). The Diagnosis of Hypertonic Oddi's Sphincter Dyskinesia. The American Journal of Gastroenterology, 78(11), 736-739.