Long-term follow-up after endoscopic sphincterotomy

Endoscopy. 1981 Jul;13(4):152-3. doi: 10.1055/s-2007-1021671.


Endoscopic sphincterotomy has become a well-accepted procedure in choledocholithiasis and papillary stenosis. Long-term follow-up data covering an observation period of 7 years disclose that about 90% of the patients are either completely relieved of symptoms, or show marked improvement. Re-stenosis or recurrent concrements seem are events; in primary papillary stenosis, however, long-term results are less favorable.

MeSH terms

  • Ampulla of Vater / surgery*
  • Common Bile Duct Diseases / surgery*
  • Endoscopy*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Gallstones / surgery
  • Humans
  • Sphincter of Oddi / surgery*