Prevention and management of post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography complications

Michel Kahaleh, Martin Freeman

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Abstract

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is associated with a spectrum of complications such as pancreatitis, hemorrhage, perforation, and cardiopulmonary events. These complications can range from mild to severe resulting in extended hospitalization, requiring surgical intervention, and leading to permanent disability or even death. Complications of ERCP have been better understood in the past decade, with adoption of standardized consensus-based definitions of complications and introduction of new recommendations to minimize risks of ERCP. Adequate selection of patients undergoing ERCP, skilled operators using novel techniques and prompt identification and treatment are key to successful prevention and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-312
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Endoscopy
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

Keywords

  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • Pancreatitis
  • Prevention

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