Having an Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP)

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography is a test that combines the use of endoscopy and x-ray guidance, to examine and/or treat problems with the bile ducts, gallbladder, liver and pancreas. During an ERCP your endoscopist passes a long flexible tube containing a camera and a light through your mouth, over the back of your tongue, down your oesophagus (gullet), into your stomach to the first part of the small bowel (duodenum). Through the endoscope, the endoscopist can view the duodenum and is able to inject contrast dye into the ducts in the biliary tree so they can be seen on x-ray and treatment performed through the scope.

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Having an Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP)

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