Gastroenterologia Japonica

, Volume 7, Issue 3–4, pp 225–230 | Cite as

Gallstone pancreatitis

  • Itsuo Miyazaki
Original Article


Clinical investigations on 397 patients with pancreatitis and experimental studies on dog were carried out in order to survey the etiology and mechanism of pancreatitis, especially of so-called gallstone pancreatitis. The results and conclusions are as follows:
  1. (1)

    Gallstone pancreatitis is caused with little incidence by impacted stone at the ampulla of Vater.

  2. (2)

    Radiopaque medium is able to reflux into the pancreatic duct through the papilla of Vater.

  3. (3)

    The higher the pressure in the bile duct is, the more the reflux of duodenal contents occurs.

  4. (4)

    Cholecystectomy elevates the pressure in the bile duct.


Key words

Gallstone Pncreatitis Cholangiography Reflux into the pancreatic duct choledocal pressure 


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© The Japanese Society of Gastroenterology 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Itsuo Miyazaki
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Second Department of SurgeryKanazawa University School of MedicineKanazawaJapan

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