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Conditions We Treat: Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction

Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction refers to a disorder of the sphincter in your upper intestine. A sphincter is any muscle in your body that controls an opening and closing.

The sphincter of Oddi controls the flow of bile and pancreatic juice from the pancreas into the small intestine. It also prevents bowel contents from backing up into the pancreatic and bile ducts.

Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction: What You Need to Know

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  • The sphincter of Oddi controls the flow of bile and pancreatic juice and prevents bowel contents from flowing into the pancreatic and bile ducts.
  •  If you had your gallbladder removed and you still have pain, sphincter of Oddi dysfunction may be the cause.
  • A sphincter of Oddi manometry is a specialized test used for diagnosing sphincter of Oddi dysfunction.
  • Treatments include medication, surgery or endoscopic therapy.

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Why choose Johns Hopkins Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology for sphincter of Oddi dysfunction?

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Our Physicians

Gastroenterologists at Johns Hopkins are at the forefront of diagnosing and treating sphincter of Oddi dysfunction.

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Our Services

Sphincter of Oddi manometry is the gold standard for diagnosing sphincter of Oddi dysfunction.

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Our Patient Education

Find out about sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD) including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction | Q&A

Chief of the Division of Gastroenteorlogy & Hepatology, Dr. Tony Kalloo, answers questions about sphincter of Oddi, how it is diagnosed and how it can be treated.


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