ERCP is a technique to examine the pancreatic and bile ducts. A flexible tube called an endoscope is passed through the oesophagus and stomach into the duodenum, and the opening of the bile duct and pancreatic ducts are identified. The aim of the procedure is to pass a small plastic tube into one or both ducts to inject dye and then take x-rays.Often, interventions such as removal of stones from the bile duct or placing of a stent in the bile duct are performed at time of ERCP. ERCP will normally only be advised when other less invasive procedures have failed to provide a clear diagnosis. You will be given a light anaesthetic for the procedure.
Further information and instructions regarding ERCP are below:
Patient information and instructions for ERCP Resection
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