Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1998 Oct;18(5):671-680.

The Pancreaticobiliary Ductal Union System and Associated Disorders

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Anatomy, Institute of Gastroenterology, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIMS
The anatomy of the distal ends of the common bile duct and the main pancreatic duct has received attention becauwe of its importance in pancreaticobiliary disense. The two ducts open into the duodenum either separately or via a common channel. But basie data about the pancreaticabiliary ductal union system has not existed in Korea until now.
METHODS
In this study all cases performed with an ERCP were reviewed over the past 5 years (1992.1.1 1996.12.31). Among 3,234 cases, 307 were selected and analyzed because of their clear identification by the pancreaticobiliary ductal union system.

Keyword

Pancreaticobiliary ductal union system; Common channel
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