Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography and Endoscopic Ultrasound

  • John Meenan


Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) remains the mainstay of therapeutic biliary intervention; its role in diagnosis, however, has rapidly diminished with the advent of high resolution cross sectional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and endoscopic imaging (endoscopic ultrasound). This change has been driven mainly by an aversion to the risks of ERCP, particularly that of inducing pancreatitis [1].


Acute Pancreatitis Endoscopic Ultrasound Common Bile Duct Stone Bile Duct Stone Duodenal Bulb 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Meenan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyGuy’s and St. Thomas’s HospitalLondonUK

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