Sphincter of Oddi Manometry

  • Glen A. Lehman


In 1887, Ruggero Oddi, described the sphincter of Oddi (SO) (1). But until recently, problems related to sphincter of Oddi dysfunction were either poorly diagnosed or were treated empirically with surgery. The introduction of endoscopie retrograde examination of the biliary and pancreatic ducts provided an opportunity for evaluating the sphincter function. This endoscopie technique has subsequently facilitated the development of biliary and pancreatic manometry (2).


Bile Duct Pancreatic Duct Sphincter ofOddi Oddi Dysfunction Triple Lumen Catheter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Glen A. Lehman
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  1. 1.Division of Gastroenterology/Hepatology Department of Medicine IndianaUniversity Medical CenterUSA

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