Urgent ERCP in all cases of acute biliary pancreatitis? A prospective randomized multicenter study.


In this prospective multicenter study, the effect of early ERCP within 72 hours after the beginning of symptoms in the treatment of acute biliary pancreatitis was investigated. 100 patients with acute biliary pancreatitis but without biliary sepsis or obstructive jaundice were randomized in this trial. 48 patients of the invasive group received urgent ERCP… (More)


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