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Do stones not show up on MRCP sometimes? Is it hard to see intrahepatic stones on MRCP? Should I have ERCP done since MRCP showed nothing?

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Intrahepatic stones.: The answer mostly depends on why your doctor feels there may be Intrahepatic stones and what kind of symptoms you are having. If asymptomatic, the better answer may be to not do anything. An ERCP may show stones better than an MRCP, but the ERCP is not without the risk of potentially bad complications. Your G.I. doctor can help you balance these considerations. Good luck.
Answered on Nov 10, 2015

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