ERCP: indications, complications and contraindications

Patel, Kv; Wong, T.
March 2013
Gastrointestinal Nursing;Mar2013, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p45
Academic Journal
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography has become an almost exclusively therapeutic procedure, indicated for choledocholithiasis, biliary and pancreatic neoplasms and postoperative biliary complications. In this review, KV Patel and T Wong give a detailed account of its indications, complications and absolute and relative contraindications. The safety and efficacy profile of this technique, when compared with other approaches, has been confirmed in a large, multicentred, comprehensive UK audit.


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