TITLE

BOTULINUM TOXIN AS A DIAGNOSTIC TOOL IN SPHINCTER OF ODDI DYSFUNCTION

AUTHOR(S)
Seward, E. W.; Guinane, M.; Reynolds, M.; Yazaki, E.; Evans, D. F.; Ainley, C. C.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA40
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study related to botulinum toxin as a diagnostic tool in sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD) represents a difficult diagnostic challenge. Sphincter of Oddi manometry is the gold standard diagnostic method, but this is technically difficult, carries significant risk, and possibly under diagnoses SOD as sphincter hypertension may be an intermittent phenomenon. BTX is a very effective means of anticipating response to ES when manometry is equivocal or in difficult cases.
ACCESSION #
13218967

 

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