Epidemiology

SO dysfunction occurs in both the pediatric and adult population at any age, but it is predominately seen in post-cholecystectomy middle-aged women. The diagnosis of SO dysfunction should be considered in the following three groups: (1) patients with postcholecystectomy abdominal pain, (2) patients with idiopathic recurrent pancreatitis, and (3) patients with episodic right upper quadrant or epigastric pain (biliary-type pain) with intact gallbladders and negative diagnostic tests (abdominal US and gallbladder ejection fraction). Postcholecystectomy pain that resembles preoperative biliary pain is reported to occur in up to 20% of patients.

FIGURE 134-4. Ampullectomy of ampullary adenoma. A, ampullary adenoma, B, snare electrocautery, C, post-ampullectomy, D, pancreatic duct stent.
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Constipation Prescription

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