Diagnosing and treating Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction: a critical literature review and reevaluation.

@article{Piccinni2004DiagnosingAT,
  title={Diagnosing and treating Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction: a critical literature review and reevaluation.},
  author={Giuseppe Piccinni and Anna Angrisano and Mario Testini and Giovanni Martino Bonomo},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={350-9}
}
Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction is a pathologic syndrome, without considering etiology, physiopathology, or anatomic aspects of the condition. The clinical manifestations of the syndrome may be a consequence of an "organic stenosis" of the tract or a consequence of "abnormal motility" of the sphincter. Until some years ago, the gold standard technique for studying and treating this pathologic condition was endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Two criteria for defining patients in the… CONTINUE READING

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