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Are there any known complications from ercp?

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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

The most common complication associated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the development of pancreatitis after the procedure.
This complication occurs in about 5% of people who undergo the procedure. Other complications include damage to the intestines, bleeding, and problems with the contrast dye or anesthesia used.

In brief: Yes

The most common complication associated with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the development of pancreatitis after the procedure.
This complication occurs in about 5% of people who undergo the procedure. Other complications include damage to the intestines, bleeding, and problems with the contrast dye or anesthesia used.
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Dr. Ralph Layman
Surgery - Transplant

In brief: Injury

An ERCP is a procedure with some possible complications.
These include injury to the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, duodenum or the biliary tract. These injurys could be small abrasions, some bleeding or a perforation. Also pancreatitis is a possible complication. Additionally, the sedation used can have complications with the respiratory system./.

In brief: Injury

An ERCP is a procedure with some possible complications.
These include injury to the oral cavity, esophagus, stomach, duodenum or the biliary tract. These injurys could be small abrasions, some bleeding or a perforation. Also pancreatitis is a possible complication. Additionally, the sedation used can have complications with the respiratory system./.
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