TITLE

THE IMPACT ON ERCP SERVICE FROM THE INTRODUCTION OF RADIAL ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND

AUTHOR(S)
Welch, C. M.; Lombard, M. G.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA35
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study related to the impact on ERCP service from the introduction of radial endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). ERCP has been regarded as the gold standard for evaluation of the biliary tract but is associated with significant complications, particularly pancreatitis. The majority of the study group would have had ERCPs for investigation if EUS had not been available. Recently it has been suggested that normal findings at EUS in those with suspected CBD stones may obviate the need for ERCP.
ACCESSION #
13218949

 

Related Articles

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sign out of this library

Other Topics