[Success and complication rates of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography--a prospective study].

@article{Zinsser1999SuccessAC,
  title={[Success and complication rates of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography--a prospective study].},
  author={E. Zinsser and Axel Hoffmann and Uwe Will and Peter A. Koppe and Hans Bosseckert},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Gastroenterologie},
  year={1999},
  volume={37 8},
  pages={
          707-13
        }
}
The aim of the prospective study was to evaluated the efficacy and the complications of 2,820 ERCP-examinations in 1,717 consecutive patients (performed over a three-year period). The rate of success was 82.8% for diagnostic ERCP, 96.6% for endoscopic sphincterotomy, 76.8% for the extraction of stones on common bile tract, 87.5% for drainage in bile tract obstruction, respectively. The rate of all complications amounted to 7.9% (4.9% diagnostic ERCP, 9.2% therapeutic ERCP, in detail: 3.8% acute… CONTINUE READING