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The relationship between juxtapapillary diverticula and biliary calculi. An endoscopic study.
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PMID:  114384     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A systematic prospective endoscopic study of the incidence of juxtapapillary diverticula in a variety of digestive disorders was undertaken in the Surgical Clinic at the Provincial Hospital, Port Elizabeth. The findings were related to conditions commonly encountered. The following frequency distribution was found: 33 diverticula out of 164 patients associated with gallstones (20.1%); 15 out of 668 patients not associated with gallstones (2.2%); 1 out of 39 patients with pancreatitis (2.6%); and 3 out of 146 patients with gastric ulcer (2.1%). No diverticulum was noted in 111 patients with duodenal ulcer. These findings suggest that juxtapapillary diverticula are nearly 10 times more common in patients with gallstones than in patients without. There is evidence to suggest that these diverticula tend to precede the gallstones. It is conceivable that juxtapapillary diverticula may predispose to gallstones. Alternatively, both conditions may be manifestations of another underlying disorder as yet to be defined.
S van der Spuy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Endoscopy     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0013-726X     ISO Abbreviation:  Endoscopy     Publication Date:  1979 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-12-27     Completed Date:  1979-12-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0215166     Medline TA:  Endoscopy     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-202     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cholangiography / methods
Cholelithiasis / complications*
Digestive System Diseases / complications
Diverticulum / complications*
Duodenal Diseases / complications*
Endoscopy* / methods
Middle Aged
Pancreas / radiography
Pancreatitis / complications

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