endoscopic papillotomyEndoscopic 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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