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Dumfries, VA
A 60-year-old female asked:

Ercp sched & will also be having sphincterotomy, i am high risk, so sched for 23hr. very lg. dilated ducts. chances of pancreatitis 2nd ? spoke 2 surg

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Possible: But sounds like your doctors are excellelent and have everything under control! relax and have confidence!
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 41 years experience
Low chance: Of pancreatitis, but not zero. Even if it does occur it is usually a minor form. Have you already had an mrcp (or mri)? Past gallbladder surgery? History of pancreatitis or jaundice? Would need much more past medical history with detailed medical information & why ERCP is being performed.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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