endoscopic papillotomy

endoscopic papillotomy

Endoscopic sphincterotomy, endoscopic retrograde sphincterotomy GI disease The use of an endoscope to dilate and treat defects of the ampulla of Vater–eg, impaction by stones or ascaris Complications 10%–eg, pancreatitis, bleeding. See ERCP. Cf Precut spincterotomy.
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