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Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is an endoscopic procedure used to diagnose and treat problems of the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, and pancreas. An endoscope is 'swallowed' by the patient and the physician places a radiopaque dye into the endoscope in order to better visualize these organs by X-ray.

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: Other Names

Other names for Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography include:

  • ERCP
  • ERCP of the biliary and pancreatic ducts

Symptoms Associated with Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography:

Diseases Associated with Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography:

Descriptions of Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: ERCP. A procedure to x-ray the pancreatic duct, hepatic duct, common bile duct, duodenal papilla, and gallbladder. In this procedure, a thin, lighted tube (endoscope) is passed through the mouth and down into the first part of the small intestine (duodenum). A smaller tube (catheter) is then inserted through the endoscope into the bile and pancreatic ducts. A dye is injected through the catheter into the ducts, and an x-ray is taken.
Source: National Institute of Health

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography: Fiberoptic endoscopy designed for duodenal observation and cannulation of VATER'S AMPULLA, in order to visualize the pancreatic and biliary duct system by retrograde injection of contrast media. Endoscopic (Vater) papillotomy (SPHINCTEROTOMY, ENDOSCOPIC) may be performed during this procedure.
Source: Diseases Database

Basic Information: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

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