ERCP: About, Need and Use


ERCP ( Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography )

ERCP is a procedure that allows your doctor to see the small tubes inside your body called the Pancreatic and Bile Ducts. These tubes are near your stomach. They carry digestive juices from your liver and pancreas to the intestines.

Need of ERCP

  • Blockages or stones in the bile ducts
  • Fluid Leakage from the bile or pancreatic ducts
  • Blockages or narrowing of the pancreatic ducts
  • Tumors
  • Infection in the bile ducts

Use of ECRP

Doctors use ERCP to treat problems with the bile and pancreatic ducts. Doctors perform ERCP when your bile or pancreatic ducts have become narrowed or blocked because of the following reasons

  • Gallstones that form in your gallbladder and become stuck in your common bile duct
  • Infection
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Trauma or surgical complications in your bile or pancreatic ducts

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