sphincterotomy


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sphincterotomy

 [sfingk″ter-ot´ah-me]
incision of a sphincter.

sphinc·ter·ot·o·my

(sfingk'tĕr-ot'ŏ-mē),
Incision or division of a sphincter muscle.
[sphincter + G. tomē, incision]

sphincterotomy

/sphinc·ter·ot·o·my/ (sfingk″ter-ot´ah-me) incision of a sphincter.

sphincterotomy

(sfĭngk′tə-rŏt′ə-mē)
n.
Surgical incision into a sphincter muscle.

sphinc·ter·ot·o·my

(sfingk'tĕr-ot'ŏ-mē)
Incision or division of a sphincter muscle.
[sphincter + G. tomē, incision]

sphincterotomy

Surgical cutting or weakening of a SPHINCTER.

sphincterotomy

incision of a sphincter.
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74) Additional causes of false positive studies include prior surgical removal or congenital absence of the GB, (78,79) choledochal cysts, (80) cystic fibrosis, (81) inflammation within immediate proximity of the GB fossa, (82,83) ruptured hydatid cyst into the biliary tree, (84) unusually elongated GB that is mistaken for bowel, (85) primary or secondary GB neoplasms, (86-88) severe illness, (51,89) ceftriaxone therapy, (90) and sphincterotomy.
The main aim of this study was to compare the postoperative pain in two groups of patients treated with open hemorrhoidectomy and open hemorrhoidectomy with internal sphincterotomy.
Gallstone ileus and bowel perforation after endoscopic sphincterotomy.
Boston Scientific Corporation's (NYSE: BSX) CRE™ Wireguided Balloon Dilator is now CE marked for endoscopic dilation of the Sphincter of Oddi following sphincterotomy.
She reports that her pain significantly improved but recurred with discontinuation of therapy You repeat treatment but consider sphincterotomy in the future.
In conclusion, PDE is the treatment of choice not only for ampullary carcinoma but also for adenoma with high grade dysplasia also for elderly persons in good somatical status; (3,17) for frail unfit persons (19) with distant metastases or miscellaneous contraindications for surgery remains endoscopic sphincterotomy and stenting a valide alternative of palliative treatment.
If gallstones or concrements are identified, endoscopic sphincterotomy is recommended (66).
In addition, ERCP allowed therapeutic intervention with sphincterotomy, stone extraction and/or stent placement.
15) With the use of a sphincterotomy, more tissue can be obtained from the distal common bile duct.
Analysis of patient subgroups indicated that the prevention of pancreatitis after ERCP was particularly significant in those patients undergoing a biliary sphincterotomy, a procedure in which the muscle around the common bile duct is cut, most commonly performed to remove stones.
Sandouk et al reported that in endemic countries ascariasis should be suspected in patients with pancreatic-biliary disease, especially if a cholecystectomy or sphincterotomy has been performed in the past.
Measuring resting pressure in the anal sphincter, the researchers found that GTN effectively reduced the pressure, producing a "chemical sphincterotomy.