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Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction After Cholecystectomy

June 5, 2014

Reporting in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Peter B. Cotton and colleagues find that, in patients with abdominal pain after cholecystectomy undergoing ERCP with manometry, sphincterotomy versus sham did not reduce disability due to pain.

Abdominal pain after cholecystectomy is common and may be attributed to sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. Management often involves ERCP with manometry and sphincterotomy. Reporting in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Peter B. Cotton and colleagues find that, in patients with abdominal pain after cholecystectomy undergoing ERCP with manometry, sphincterotomy versus sham did not reduce disability due to pain. These findings do not support ERCP and sphincterotomy for these patients.

Journal of the American Medical Association 2014: 311(20):2101-2109. doi:10.1001

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