ERCP Standard and Special Devices

  • Andrea Oliver Tal
  • Jörg G. Albert


Devices and endoscopes for biliopancreatic endoscopies are constantly under development.

In the present chapter, the main types of endoscope equipment and the available devices are introduced and the main features and indications given.

The knowledge of all the described devices is crucial for the endoscopist who would like to treat biliopancreatic diseases because, on one hand, a missing device can lower the success rate of any procedure and, on the other hand, a singular device can help to succeed in a challenging case.


Duodenoscope Guidewire Sphincterotome ERCP ERCP armamentarium 



Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography


Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography


Photodynamic therapy


Self-expanding metal stents


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea Oliver Tal
    • 1
  • Jörg G. Albert
    • 2
  1. 1.GastroenterologieInternistische Praxisgemeinschaft - IPG HanauHanauGermany
  2. 2.Hepatologie und EndokrinologieAbteilung für Gastroenterologie, Robert-Bosch-KrankenhausAuerbachstraßeGermany

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