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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-6

Sphincter of Oddi and its dysfunction


Department of General Surgery, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Gabriel Rodrigues
157, KMC Quarters, Madhav Nagar, Manipal -576 104, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-3767.37793

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Sphincter of Oddi though mostly heard about in 'anatomy textbooks' is making its way into surgical practice due to various disease states affecting it and its dysfunction seems to be an important condition to be observed while treating patients with abdominal pain. In this review, we have attempted to discuss all the relevant conditions affecting it, particularly the dysfunction with a detailed literature review.


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