Definition of Endoscopic sphincterotomy
Endoscopic sphincterotomy: An operation to cut the muscle between the common bile duct and the pancreatic duct. The operation uses a catheter and a wire to remove gallstones or other blockages. Also called endoscopic papillotomy.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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