oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Quoted ERCP : sedation or general anaesthesia? : refresher course
Scope of ERCP
- Much of simple diagnostic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) now supplanted by magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP).
- Therapeutic ERCP growing exponentially: sphincterotomy; stenting as interim management in cholelithiasis; cholangitis; extrahepatic obstructive jaundice.
- Endoscopic ultrasound for screening and diagnosis of pancreatic and biliary neoplasms.
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