Clinical Articles

ERCP: The Good, Bad and Ugly

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has evolved from a diagnostic tool to an almost exclusively therapeutic procedure. ERCP is performed with a side-viewing duodenoscope that allows identification of the major papilla. The bile duct is cannulated under endoscopic and fluoroscopic guidance (image 1) and a variety of catheters, balloons, baskets, guidewires, and stents are used for therapeutic interventions (image 2).... Read More...