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Ruggero Oddi: 120 years after the description of the eponymous sphincter: a story to be remembered.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18637058     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article presents a short account of theories, methods, and experimental data formulated and carried out 120 years ago, by Ruggero Oddi, then a 4th-year student in medicine, about the identification of the common bile duct sphincter. A historical picture emerges which leads us to think that Oddi not only discovered the bile duct sphincter, but also described bile duct dilation after cholecystectomy and performed biliary manometry for the first time. The role of serendipity and the almost unknown contribution of Arturo Marcacci, Oddi's "maestro" are also mentioned.
Enrico Capodicasa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article; Portraits     Date:  2008-07-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1440-1746     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Gastroenterol. Hepatol.     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-13     Completed Date:  2009-01-13     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8607909     Medline TA:  J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1200-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Perugia University Medical School, Perugia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Bile Duct Diseases / history*
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Manometry / history
Sphincter of Oddi / anatomy & histology*
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
Ruggero Oddi

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