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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.

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Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, see there.

ERCP

Abbreviation for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.

ERCP

Abbrev. for ENDOSCOPIC RETROGRADE CHOLANGIOPANCREATOGRAPHY.

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Diagnostic technique used to obtain a biopsy. Also a surgical method of relieving biliary obstruction caused by a tumor.
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When ERCP is performed by an experienced person, the reported frequency of ERCP specific complications range from 5% to 40%.
Total ERCP done in 2015 were 375 which included 234 Female and 141 Male.
The objectives were to determine the sensitivity and specificity of MRCP as a diagnostic modality for associated choledocholithiasis; to formulate a set of guidelines and criteria for patients who need to undergo MRCP and to see whether MRCP can replace ERCP as a diagnostic tool for choledocholithiasis.
5% at 12 months following the first ERCP procedure.
Conclusion: Per-rectal administration of diclofenac suppository prior to ERCP results in significant reduction in the frequency of ERCP induced pancreatitis.
ERCP appeared to be a safe procedure also in patients with diverticuli, with a good success rate and low complications [1, 10, 13], although there is one study reporting more post-ERCP pancreatitis [11].
Biliary drainage in patients with unresectable, malignant obstruction where ERCP fails: endoscopic ultrasonography-guided choledochoduodenostomy versus percutaneous drainage," Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, vol.
4) Similar to some others published articles, (10-12) our primary impression of filling defects in ERCP was common bile duct stones or sludge.
8) For this reason, s-MRCP is often used as a screening tool instead of ERCP.
ERCP is a technique that combines the use of endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat problems of the biliary or pancreatic ductal systems.
The announcement was issued less than a month after the agency alerted health care professionals and the public about the association with duodenoscopes and the transmission of multidrug-resistant bacterial infections in patients who had undergone ERCP procedures, despite proper cleaning and disinfection of the devices.
With the high index of suspicion for the presence of an aberrant biliary anatomy and since all other relevant studies such as T-tube cholangiogram and ERCP have already proven to be non-helpful, a cholangiogram through J-P drain was performed.