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Biliary motility disorders.
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PMID:  9512807     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Disordered motility of the biliary tract may be associated with the aetiology of common biliary tract conditions, such as gallstones. In this instance, treatment of the gallstone disease alleviates symptoms in the majority of patients. However, in up to 10% of patients, biliary motility disorders may present in the absence of gallstones or in patients after cholecystectomy. Gallbladder dyskinesia results in biliary-type pain. This abnormality may be objectively identified using the radionuclide gallbladder ejection fraction. The majority of patients with an abnormal test are improved or cured following cholecystectomy. Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction presents with either recurrent biliary-type pain or recurrent pancreatitis. Manometry of the sphincter of Oddi objectively identifies patients with manometric stenosis. The majority of these patients are improved or cured following division of the sphincter of Oddi.
J Toouli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Baillière's clinical gastroenterology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0950-3528     ISO Abbreviation:  Baillieres Clin. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-29     Completed Date:  1998-04-29     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704786     Medline TA:  Baillieres Clin Gastroenterol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  725-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Flinders Medical Centre, Bedford Park, Adelaide, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Biliary Dyskinesia*
Biliary Tract Diseases*
Sphincter of Oddi / physiopathology*

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