Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction in patients addicted to opium: an unrecognized entity.

@article{Sharma2002SphincterOO,
  title={Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction in patients addicted to opium: an unrecognized entity.},
  author={Shyam Sunder Sharma},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  year={2002},
  volume={55 3},
  pages={427-30}
}
BACKGROUND Opiate-induced sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD) as a clinical entity has not been described. METHODS Eight chronic opium addicts (all men, mean age 61.3 years, mean duration of addiction 24.75 years) presenting with pancreatobiliary pain and a dilated bile duct with or without dilated pancreatic duct on abdominal US were studied. All patients underwent ERCP and biliary sphincterotomy. In addition, pancreatic sphincterotomy was performed in 4 patients with a dilated pancreatic… CONTINUE READING
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