Outpatient therapeutic ERCP: a series of 262 consecutive cases.

  title={Outpatient therapeutic ERCP: a series of 262 consecutive cases.},
  author={Shailesh N. Mehta and E D Pavone and Alan N Barkun},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy},
  volume={44 4},
BACKGROUND Because of possible complications, it has been common practice to admit most if not all patients undergoing therapeutic ERCP. Therefore, little descriptive data exist on the safety of outpatient therapeutic ERCP. METHODS We assessed 262 consecutive ERCPs in 209 patients undergoing outpatient therapeutic ERCP over a 5-year period, with particular attention to the development of complications. All outpatient endoscopic sphincterotomies and stent placements performed over a 5-year… CONTINUE READING


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