BILE DUCT. Regaining of function after recent passage of stones. Bile Duct. The common bile duct averages about 10 cm in length
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Regaining of function after recent passage of stones
The common bile duct averages about 10 cm in length
Flow of bile from its lower end into the intestine is controlled by the muscular action of the hepatopancreatic sphincter (sphincter of Oddi), located in the duodenal papilla.
HOW LONG AFTER THE RECENT PASSAGE OF STONES DOES THE COMMON BILE DUCT BECOME NORMAL?
Cytological Evaluation of Biliary Epithelium After Previous Endoscopic Sphincterotomy for Benign Disease
Tzaneio General Hospital ( John Kalaitzis MD )
University of Athens Medical SchoolAthens, Greece
November 15, 2010
ERCP – Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopacreatography
The main indications for ERCP are:
Bergman et al in a small trial argues that after ES, the function of the biliary sphincter is permanently lost.
On the other hand, Sugiyama et al demonstrated the reduction of pancreatobiliary reflux 1 year after ES.
Spontaneous passage of common bile duct stonesin jaundicedpatients
ValentinaLefemine and Richard John Morgan
2011, HepatobiliaryPancreat Dis Int.
Common bile duct usually regains it’s function by 2 to 4 days determined by the resolution of jaundiced of asymptomatic patients.