Рентгенология & Радиология, 2010, XLІХ 130-134

Stenosing papillitis – epidemiology and radiographic characteristics

P. Getsov, S. Dineva B. Vladimirov, S. Batanova

Stenosing papillitis is a descriptive term for papillary stenosis due to chronic inflammation and fibrosis from the repetitive passage of gallstones, chronic pancreatitis, episodes of acute pancreatitis, peptic ulcer etc. The disorder is characterized by narrowing of the lower end of bile and pancreatic duct. 3259 patients were examined by ERCP because of presence of current or previous pancreaticobiliary disease during June 1989 to June 2009. Stenosing papillitis was found in 1456 cases (667 malеs and 789 females) or 44,7%  of primary examined patients. The mean age of patients with stenosing papillitis is 61±0,6 years vs. 60±0,5 years in patients without this disorder. The condition is most frequent between age of 50 to 80 years. Stenosing papillitis is more frequent in
females -54,2% of patients.

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