Is duodenal diverticulum a risk factor for sphincterotomy?

  title={Is duodenal diverticulum a risk factor for sphincterotomy?},
  author={Dino Vaira and John F. Dowsett and Adrian R W Hatfield and Stuart R Cairns and Andreas A Polydorou and Peter B. Cotton and P. R. Salmon and R. Graham G. Russell},
  volume={30 7},
It is uncertain whether ERCP and associated procedures are more difficult when the papilla is inside or adjacent to a duodenal diverticulum. We have therefore reviewed the data from 2458 consecutive, prospectively reported ERCPs between November 1983 and March 1988. Three hundred and eight patients (12.5%) had periampullary diverticula and in 21 the papilla was located deep within the diverticulum of whom 227 had undergone endoscopic sphincterotomy (73.7%). Comparison was made with the 2150… CONTINUE READING


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