Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction: diagnosis and treatment.

  title={Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction: diagnosis and treatment.},
  author={Stuart S Sherman and Glen A. Lehman},
  journal={JOP : Journal of the pancreas},
  volume={2 6},
Since its original description by Ruggero Oddi in 1887, the sphincter of Oddi (SO) has been the subject of much study and controversy. Its very existence as a distinct anatomic or physiologic entity has been disputed. Hence, it is not surprising that the clinical syndrome of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD) and its therapy are controversial areas [1]. Nevertheless, SOD is commonly diagnosed and treated by physicians. This section reviews the anatomy and physiology of the SO, clinical… CONTINUE READING

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