Minimizing complications in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and sphincterotomy.

@article{Rochester2007MinimizingCI,
  title={Minimizing complications in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and sphincterotomy.},
  author={Jeremy S Rochester and David L. Jaffe},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={105-27, vii}
}
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a major tool in the diagnosis and management of numerous biliary and pancreatic conditions, including choledocholithiasis as well as benign and malignant pancreatic diseases, especially those causing biliary obstruction. Since the procedure's inception, the techniques and indications have evolved along with advances in technology and an improved understanding of risks associated with ERCP. The trend has been away from purely diagnostic… CONTINUE READING