Endoscopic manometry of the sphincter of Oddi (SO) is now an accepted technique in the diagnosis and therapy of biliary disease. Its role in the evaluation of pancreatic sphincter function for pancreatic diseases, however, is evolving. There are now preliminary data to suggest that pancreatic SO manometry may identify a subgroup of patients with pancreatic sphincter dysfunction that may benefit from endoscopic therapy. Further prospective clinical trials are sorely needed to evaluate the response of endoscopic therapy based on pancreatic SO basal pressure or pancreatic ductal pressure.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
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