TITLE

Scintigraphy versus manometry in patients with suspected biliary sphincter of Oddi dysfunction

AUTHOR(S)
Craig, A.G.; Peter, D.; Saccone, G.T.P.; Ziesing, P.; Wycherley, A.; Toouli, T.
PUB. DATE
March 2003
SOURCE
Gut;Mar2003, Vol. 52 Issue 3, p352
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Introduction: Sphincter of Oddi (SO) manometry is at present the "gold standard" investigation for patients with suspected biliary SO dysfunction. Non-invasive scintigraphy in cholecystectomised patients using a complex scoring system or the transit time from the hepatic hilum to the duodenum (HDTT) have been promoted as sensitive and specific alternatives. Aim: To evaluate the scintigraphic scoring system and HDTT in patients with suspected biliary SO dysfunction undergoing SO manometry. Methods: Cholecystectomised patients undergoing SO manometry for persistent biliary-type pain, as defined by the Rome II criteria, for which all other causes had been excluded, were prospectively studied. Scintigraphy with cholecystokinin octapeptide infusion was performed within a month prior to manometry. Scoring of the scans and measurement of HDTT was performed by independent blinded observers. Manometry of the biliary sphincter was performed per-endoscopically and defined as abnormal if basal pressure was ≥ 40 mm Hg. Results: Thirty two patients were enrolled (30 females, mean age 45.1 years). Three patients were excluded from analysis because manometry from the bile duct was not technically possible. Eight patients had abnormal manometry. Scintigraphic scoring had a sensitivity of 25-38%, a specificity of 86-89%, positive predictive value (PPV) of 40-60%, and a negative predictive value (NPV) of 75-79%. The coefficient of variation for interobserver variation in scores was 0.72. HDTT sensitivity was 13%, specificity 95%, PPV 50%, and NPV 74%. Conclusions: Our findings indicate that scintigraphy using these methods of analysis correlates poorly with manometry in post cholecystectomy patients with suspected biliary SO dysfunction.
ACCESSION #
9747169

 

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