Ercp(endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography )

Ercp(endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography )

Last Reviewed : 12/25/2020
Ercp(endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography )

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a technique that combines the use of endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat certain problems of the biliary or pancreatic ductal systems. Through the endoscope, the physician can see the inside of the stomach and duodenum, and inject a contrast medium into the ducts in the biliary tree and pancreas so they can be seen on radiographs.

ERCP is used primarily to diagnose and treat conditions of the bile ducts and main pancreatic duct, including gallstones, inflammatory strictures (scars), leaks (from trauma and surgery), and cancer. ERCP can be performed for diagnostic and therapeutic reasons, although the development of safer and relatively non-invasive investigations such as magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and endoscopic ultrasound has meant that ERCP is now rarely performed without therapeutic intent.


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Basic information: society of america gastro intestinal and endoscopic surgeons ercp (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography) national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases ercp (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography) medline plus ercp (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography) american society for gastroendoscopic surgery ercp (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography) web md endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram (ercp) cleveland clinic ercp (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) healthline ercp (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography) hopkins medicine endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ercp) mayo clinic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography new york times ercp (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography) servivce executive ercp (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) better health channel ercp (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography) uinversity of maryland medical center ercp (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography)



Advanced information: medicie net ercp (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography) patient ercp medscape endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography upto date patient education: ercp (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) (beyond the basics) radiopedia endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ercp) john hopkins pathology endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ercp)


Research: girolamo geraci, giuseppe modica, carmelo sciumè, and antonio sciuto, “intradiverticular ampulla of vater: personal experience at ercp,” diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, vol. 2013, article id 102571, 4 pages, 2013. Doi:10.1155/2013/102571 what are the predictors of post-ercp pancreatitis, and how useful are they? By shahnaz sultan, john baillie et al., jop. J pancreas (online) 2002; 3(6):188-194. guohua li, youxiang chen, xiaojiang zhou, and nonghua lv, “early management experience of perforation after ercp,” gastroenterology research and practice, vol. 2012, article id 657418, 6 pages, 2012. Doi:10.1155/2012/657418

Jaiswal sk, sreevastava dk, datta r, lamba ns. Unusual occurrence of massive subcutaneous emphysema during ercp under general anaesthesia. Indian j anaesth [serial online] 2013 [cited 2016 oct 18];57:615-7. Available from: pharmacological prevention of post-ercp pancreatitis: the facts and the fiction by pier alberto testoni jop. J pancreas (online) 2004; 5(4):171-178. : ding j, jin x, pan y, liu s, li y (2013) glyceryl trinitrate for prevention of post-ercp pancreatitis and improve the rate of cannulation: a meta-analysis of prospective, randomized, controlled trials. Plos one 8(10): e75645. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0075645 nikhil p. Jaik, brian a. Hoey, and s. Peter stawicki, “evolving role of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in management of extrahepatic hepatic ductal injuries due to blunt trauma: diagnostic and treatment algorithms,” hpb surgery, vol. 2008, article id 259141, 9 pages, 2008. Doi:10.1155/2008/259141 a. Krasniqi, b. Bicaj, d. Limani, et al., “the role of perioperative endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and biliary drainage in large liver hydatid cysts,” the scientific world journal, vol. 2014, article id 301891, 6 pages, 2014. Doi:10.1155/2014/301891 jayapal ramesh, nipun reddy, hwasoon kim, et al., “safety and yield of diagnostic ercp in liver transplant patients with abnormal liver function tests,” diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, vol. 2014, article id 314927, 5 pages, 2014. Doi:10.1155/2014/314927


Other helpful resources(support groups): pancreatic cancer action endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatogram (e.r.c.p.) national pancreas foundation ercp and pancreatic disease


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