Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1995 Dec;15(4):678-685.

Reproducibility of Percutaneous Sphincter of Oddi Manometry


To assess the reproducibility of Sphincter of Oddi(SO) manometry, percutaneous manometry of SO was performed repeatedly in 10 subjects with biliary diseases(9 intrahepatic stone cases and 1 bile duct cancer case). Time interval for measurement of SO manometry was 3 to 7(mean 5) days. Mean manometric parameters of SO phasic contraction in the 1st and 2nd studies were not significantly different. However, as a result of manometric records, a diagnosis of dyskinesia was made in the 1st study from 4 patients(tachyoddia in 3 cases and increased retrograde propagation in one case). Among them, the diagnosis was reproduced in the 2nd study from 2(tachyoddia in 2 cases) out of 4 patients. In conclusion, abnormal manometric findings were poorly reproducible. Thus, more prolonged measurement of SO manometry or a dynamic test which stimuli or inhibit the SO activity may be necessary for accurate diagnosis of biliary dyskinesia and better reproducibility of SO manometry.


Manometry; Sphincter of Oddi; Reproducibility
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