Johns Hopkins Manual for GI Endoscopic Nurses, Third Edition

Mouen Khashab, MD; Toshunia Robinson, MD; Anthony Kalloo, MD

Chapter 34: Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (continued)

Mouen A . Khashab, MD; Stuart K. Amateau, MD, PhD

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is an endoscopic procedure in which the biliary and/or pancreatic ductal systems are visualized under fluoroscopy by injection of radiopaque contrast. ERCP is used to diagnose, evaluate, and treat biliary disorders including obstructive gallstone disease, inflammatory and malignant strictures, sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, and leaks. ERCP is also used to assess pancreatic ductal anatomy prior to operative, radiologic, or endoscopic intervention for chronic pancreatitis, suspected pancreatic trauma, pseudocyst, and aberrant anatomy among…
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