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
Article

Abstract

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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