Korean J Gastrointest Endosc.  1996 Jun;16(3):449-458.

Clinical Usefulness of ERCP in Acute Pancreatitis

Abstract

The safety of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography(ERCP) in patients with acute pancreatitis(AP) was confirmed in the past decade. Especially in ease of acute gallstone panereatitis, early ERCP/EST(endoscopic sphincterotomy) may reduce the incidence of complications by removing gallstone which causes acute attack of pancreatitis. To assess clinical usefulness of ERCP/EST in the setting of AP, we reviewed clinical records of 58 patients with AP who had undergone ERCP /EST during the same period of admission.(continue...)

Keyword

Acute pancreatitis; Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP); Endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST)

MeSH Terms

Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde*
Gallstones
Humans
Incidence
Pancreatitis*
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