TITLE

REVIEW OF ERCP IN A SMALL UNIT

AUTHOR(S)
Maida, M. J.; Sorour, Y.; Drah, M. A.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA45
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on a study that reviews ERCP in a small unit. ERCP is increasingly performed not only in large centres but also in smaller units. ERCP reduces the need for surgery considerably, thus making it a cost effective procedure. A cannulation success rate of 87% and an overall morbidity rate of 10% is in-line with larger units. There were no instances of either cholangitis or significant bleeding. This review demonstrates that a small unit with expertise concentrated in one endoscopist can provide a local service on a par with larger centres.
ACCESSION #
13218987

 

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