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Does endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography work?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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