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Sphincterotomy, Endoscopic

"Sphincterotomy, Endoscopic" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Incision of Oddi's sphincter or Vater's ampulla performed by inserting a sphincterotome through an endoscope (DUODENOSCOPE) often following retrograde cholangiography (CHOLANGIOPANCREATOGRAPHY, ENDOSCOPIC RETROGRADE). Endoscopic treatment by sphincterotomy is the preferred method of treatment for patients with retained or recurrent bile duct stones post-cholecystectomy, and for poor-surgical-risk patients that have the gallbladder still present.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Sphincterotomy, Endoscopic" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Sphincterotomy, Endoscopic" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 35 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2006
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.