Transampullary septectomy for post-cholecystectomy pain.


Twenty-eight patients with chronic, incapacitating upper abdominal pain after cholecystectomy had excision of the common wall between the terminal bile duct and duct of Wirsung (ampullary septum). Twenty-two also had a sphincteroplasty: six had had this procedure previously. Pancreatic function studies, scintiscans, ultrasound and pancreatograms were non… (More)


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