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Dr. Jonathan Ricker
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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (Overview)

Tube inserted orally or nasally, down esophagus, through stomach to duodenum, then slight turn into the commond duct so that a pictures can be taken and/or contrast injected into the ductwork to see if there are blockages of the common duct (from gall bladder) or exocrine ductwork from pancreas.


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Does endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography work?

Does endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography work?

Absolutely: An ERCP is a test used to diagnose obstructions of the bile duct system. Sometimes an ERCP can be used to dislodge a gallstone stuck in the main bile duct. Sometimes a stent can be placed via ERCP into the main bile duct to relieve pressure as in an obstructing cancer. Ercp is one of the truly amazing advances endoscopic medicine has allowed. ...Read more

Dr. Jonathan Ricker
115 doctors shared insights

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (Overview)

Tube inserted orally or nasally, down esophagus, through stomach to duodenum, then slight turn into the commond duct so that a pictures can be taken and/or contrast injected into the ductwork to see if there are blockages of the common duct (from gall bladder) or exocrine ductwork from pancreas.


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Where can I get a endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ercp) done?

Ercp avail: You can get enoscopicretrograd3e cholangiopancreatography if indicated at any medical center that haqs board certified GI endoiscopists. ...Read more

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Can a general surgeon do the following procedure: endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ercp)?

GI doctor: It is typically a gastroenterologist who does ercp's. It is pretty rare that a general surgeon will do an ercp. ...Read more

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What would be your diagnosis of a lot of blood in the stool two days after Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)?

What would be your diagnosis of a lot of blood in the stool  two days after Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)?

GI bleed : In general any type Scope test can cause a tear or other complications that cause G.I. bleeding.When this happens go to emergency room this can be serious or fatal ...Read more

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Is one more likely to have acute pancreatitis after endoscopic ultrasound if they had AP after ERCP? Or EUS does not cause AP like ERCP?

Rare after EUS: This incidence of pancreatitis after EUS with pancreatic biopsy is reported as less than 1% making it a rare complication. Symptomatic post-ERCP pancreatitis occurs in about 5% of people undergoing the procedure. There has not yet been a good study looking at the development of post-EUS pancreatitis in people who developed pancreatitis after ERCP. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography done?

Does it hurt to get a magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography done?

Nope!: Mrcp is extremely safe and completely non-invasive. You usually don't even need to have contrast injected. You will essentially be slid into a tunnel (the MRI machine) which will whir and make loud noises but you will not feel anything. If you have claustrophobia, you may want to ask your physician for some anti-anxiety medications to take just before the mri. ...Read more

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Is the magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography a risky thing to do?

No: Mrcp is a safe procedure that involves exposure to a powerful magnetic field, . As long as you do not a heart pacemaker, aneurysm surgical clips in the brain, spinal stimulator devices, or any other reason why going into a MRI machine is unsafe for you, then you will be safe. ...Read more

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What are the differences between an open and an endoscopic procedure?

What are the differences between an open and an endoscopic procedure?

Big vs Small: An endoscopic procedure is done by making a very small incision or 2 into the abdomen and inserting a scope like instrument to visualize the structures and small instruments to do the surgical procedure, recovery is usually much faster compared to an open procedure requiring a large incision to gain access to the body. ...Read more

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Dacryocystorhinostomy: which is best external or endoscopic?

Dacryocystorhinostomy: which is best external or endoscopic?

Endoscopic: Endoscopic is less traumatizing with faster recovery time. It is trickier and requires more perfect anatomy to get good results. External exposes all the anatomy and can take care of things such as traumatic blockage better. Ask your oculoplastic surgeon which is best for your conditiion. ...Read more

Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Ercp (Definition)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography. ...Read more