Minimizing complications in pancreaticobiliary endoscopy

Olga Barkay, Mouen Khashab, Mohammad Al-Haddad, Evan L. Fogel

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Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound are invaluable tools in the diagnostic and therapeutic evaluation and management of a variety of pancreatobiliary disorders. Along with a significant refinement in the equipment and techniques used has come a recent trend toward aggressive therapeutic interventions. Because of the technical nature of these procedures and the characteristics of the patients, postprocedural complications may occur, ranging from minor (requiring brief hospitalization) to severe (causing permanent disability or death). This review summarizes these complications and outlines strategies to minimize them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)134-141
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent gastroenterology reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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