Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in carcinoma of the pancreas.


The value of gastroduodenal endoscopy and retrograde cholangiopancreatography has been assessed in 55 patients subsequently confirmed to have pancreatic carcinoma. The technique provided a precise and accurate diagnosis in 45 patients. In nine of these patients, the diagnosis was obtained by duodenoscopy and biopsy alone. Cannulation of the duct was… (More)