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What is therapeutic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)?

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It's a specialized technique that uses a tool called an endoscope to treat various conditions in the pancreas. A doctor can use ERCP to enlarge a duct opening, remove pancreatic or bile duct stones, place a stent to keep a pancreatic or bile duct open, dilate or stretch a narrowed pancreatic or bile duct, or drain pseudocysts. Some people may need surgery or other procedures.

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National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse web site: "Pancreatitis"

MedlinePlus: "Pancreatitis" and "Pancreatic Cancer."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse web site: "Pancreatitis"

MedlinePlus: "Pancreatitis" and "Pancreatic Cancer."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 15, 2019

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