The American Journal of Digestive Diseases

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 295–306 | Cite as

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Experience with 100 cases
  • Ronald M. Katon
  • Timothy G. Lee
  • Joseph A. Parent
  • Marcia K. Bilbao
  • Frederic W. Smith
Original Articles


Endoscopic visualization of the papilla of Vater was achieved in 98 of our first 100 attempts. Cannulation was successful in 87% of cases, achieving pancreatography alone in 29, cholangiography alone in 27, and both in 31. The relevant duct was adequately visualized in 72.5% of patients with biliary tract disease and in 72% of those with pancreatic disease. Complications were acceptably few. The procedure has proven valuable in difficult cases of obstructive jaundice and biliary type pain syndromes without jaundice. Many questions remain, however, as to its value in the diagnosis and evaluation of pancreatic disease.


Public Health Biliary Tract Pain Syndrome Obstructive Jaundice Difficult Case 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald M. Katon
    • 1
    • 2
  • Timothy G. Lee
    • 1
    • 2
  • Joseph A. Parent
    • 1
    • 2
  • Marcia K. Bilbao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Frederic W. Smith
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Gastrointestinal Section, Department of MedicineUniversity of Oregon Medical School and Veterans Administration HospitalPortland
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Oregon Medical SchoolPortland

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