Sep 1, 1977

Duodenoscopy and endoscopic pancreatography in patients with postive morphine prostigmine tests

American Journal of Surgery
J A GreggA G Capobianco

Abstract

Twenty-three patients with abdominal pain and positive morphine prostigmine tests underwent duodenoscopy and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Sixteen demonstrated marked or moderate ampullary stenosis. The pancreatic duct was dilated in three and stenotic in four. Ampullary stenosis was confirmed in all patients who subsequently underwent sphincteroplasty. Only six patients had pancreatitis demonstrated by appropriate laboratory studies or at surgery. Relief of pain after sphincteroplasty was complete in ten patients during follow-up.

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Endoscopy (Procedure)
Pain, Postoperative
Laboratory Studies
Biliary Tract Diseases
Surgical Endoscopy
Pancreatogram
Morphine Measurement
Pancreatitis
Abdominal Pain
Chronic Disease

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