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What are the possible reasons for performing ercp?

What are the possible reasons for performing ercp?

Reasons for ERCP: Possibilities: jaundice with the suggestion of blockage in the bile system, many other sources of pancreatic or biliary disease - eg gallstones in duct, pancreatic cancer, chronic pancreatitis, pseudocyst formation, evaluation of the sphincter between intestine and bile or pancreaitc ducts... In general, this invasive test with real possible side-effects, should only be done for a sound reason. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonathan Ricker
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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Fluctuating lipase numbers, negative mrcp, ercp, CT scan. Numbers mainly normal but sometimes elevated for no reason. Lung cancer?

Fluctuating lipase numbers, negative mrcp, ercp, CT scan. Numbers mainly normal but sometimes elevated for no reason. Lung cancer?

Not likely: Elevated lipase does not suggest lung cancer.If amylase is normal and all the tests you describe are normal.What that means is you do not have gall bladder disease, pancreatitis .If lipase is elevated sometimes only i will not worry follow up with your doctor/gi specialist. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to perform an elective ercp on a patient that is septic and not being treated?

Is it a good idea to perform an elective ercp on a patient that is septic and not being treated?

ERCP: If the patient has sepsis from biliary origin , ERCP should be performed asap , as well as prompt treatment with antibiotherapy. Please select your ERCP doctor carefully. You need someone with skills. ...Read more

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In the case of suspected active acute or chronic pancreatitis, do the doctors normally perform ERCP?

Sometimes: ERCP can be therapeutic in the management of some biliary pancreatitis, pancreatitis due to small stones, some types of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, some cancers, and ascariasis infection. It is less important in diagnosis than it used to be due to the availablility of less invasive methods. ...Read more

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Largue blood clot inside biliary duct since 3 weeks ago. Doctors giving time to dissolve before performing ERCP. Can I excercise without risks?

Largue blood clot inside biliary duct since 3 weeks ago. Doctors giving time to dissolve before performing ERCP. Can I excercise without risks?

Although I: truly doubt that it would "hurt" I would recommend that you don't..Exercise would increase your blood pressure and encourage bleeding if it is still "leaking" Since its an "unusual" place o bleed a blood clotting evaluation may be appropriate...Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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How invasive is an ERCP endoscopy? If an EU was preformed but nothing of note showed up what are the chances of being scheduled an ERCP if issues with the liver gallbladder and bile ducts are suspected? Is gallbladder removal more common than ERCP?

It's invasive: It's not as invasive as surgery but it can have some significant complications therefore it's done only if indicated. MRCP is often used as first test in place of ERCP and is not an invasive test. Most of the patients with gallstones have gallbladder removed without a need for ERCP ...Read more

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What is an ercp like?

What is an ercp like?

Ercp: It is an endoscopic procedure where a small catheter is inserted in your bile duct or pancreatic duct to diagnosed or treat , stones , strictures or blockage. You need to select an expert to perform that procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Ercp (Definition)

Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography. ...Read more