cholangiopancreatography


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cholangiopancreatography

 [ko-lan″je-o-pan″kre-ah-tog´rah-fe]
radiographic examination of the bile ducts and pancreas after administration of a contrast medium.
 Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. At the level of the duodenum, the papilla is located and the cannula is inserted through it. Once the cannula is in the ampulla of Vater, it is passed into the common bile duct. Once that phase of the examination is completed, the cannula is passed into the pancreatic duct. From Malarkey and McMorrow, 2000.
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) a procedure consisting of a combination of retrograde cholangiography and transhepatic cholangiography. The endoscope is advanced into the duodenum, the biliary tract is cannulated, and contrast medium is injected in order to demonstrate all portions of the biliary tree. See also gallbladder.

chol·an·gi·o·pan·cre·a·tog·ra·phy

(kō-lan'jē-ō-pan'krē-ă-tog'ră-fē),
Contrast radiographic examination of the bile and pancreatic ducts after the injection of radiopaque dye.

chol·an·gi·o·pan·cre·a·tog·ra·phy

(kō-lan'jē-ō-pan'krē-ă-tog'ră-fē)
Radiographic examination of the bile and pancreatic ducts with contrast medium.

cholangiopancreatography

(ko-lan?je-o-pang?kre-a-tog'ra-fe, -pan?) [ cholangio- + pancreat- + -graphy]
Radiographic visualization and examination of the bile ducts and pancreas.

endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

Abbreviation: ERCP
Cholangiopancreatography following injection of a radiopaque material into the papilla of Vater. This is done through a fiberoptic endoscope guided by use of fluoroscopy. The procedure is helpful in determining the cause of obstructive jaundice.
See: jaundice; percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography

magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography

Abbreviation: MRCP
Cholangiopancreatography by magnetic resonance imaging, a noninvasive alternative to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. It is used if biopsies are not needed and direct visualization of the ampulla of Vater is not required.
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comparision between magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography and endoscopic retrograde pancreatography for evaluation of the pancreatic duct.
Pitfalls in the interpretation of MR cholangiopancreatography.
Occult biliary disease (microlithiasis) or damage to the ampullary region and congenital variation of the pancreatic duct system was excluded by endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
Key Words: endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, endoscopy, anaesthesia, conscious sedation
Serious pseudomonas infections associated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
43% of patients undergoing endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) (1); however, when present, it often makes it difficult to recognize the papilla during endoscopy.
Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a non-invasive technique for direct visualisation of biliary tree and pancreatic duct.
More than one million people worldwide undergo endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography procedures each year to diagnose and treat diseases and conditions of the liver, gallbladder, pancreas and bile ducts, the company said.
Forty-nine questions are divided into sections on upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, retrograde cholangiopancreatography, ultrasound, and capsule endoscopy.
KEY WORDS: Small endoscopic sphincterotomy plus large-balloon dilation Endoscopic sphincterotomy Common bile duct stones Mechanical lithotripsy Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.
Routine abdominal imaging, including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is very helpful, but is relatively limited by the inability to directly visualise the foreign bodies.
Preoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is not indicated in all patients with gallstone pancreatitis, but it has been shown to be beneficiai in those with persistent obstructive jaundice and / or biliary sepsis, he continued.