Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp 319–324 | Cite as

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

A review of the rewards and indications
  • P. L. Szego
  • L. A. Stein


Indications for endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERCP) have been poorly defined. We studied the symptoms in 161 patients who underwent ERCP and evaluated the results from four groups of indications: cholestasis, pancreatitis, suspected carcinoma of the pancreas, and pain of unknown etiology. The likelihood of finding abnormalities is discussed.

Key words

Cholangiography Pancreatography Cholestasis Pancreatitis Pancreatic carcinoma 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. L. Szego
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. A. Stein
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyRoyal Victoria HospitalMontrealCanada
  2. 2.Department of Diagnostic RadiologyRoyal Victoria HospitalMontrealCanada

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