Complications of ERCP: a prospective study

Studies of ERCP-related morbidity seldom include a sufficient patient follow-up

Merete Christensen

2005

Scholarcy highlights

  • Studies of ERCP-related morbidity seldom include a sufficient patient follow-up
  • Post-ERCP pancreatitis occurred in 3.8% of patients
  • Cholangitis occurred in relation to 5% of the ERCP procedures
  • Risk of pancreatitis was increased with age under 40 years, placement of stent, and a dilated bile duct
  • This prospective study confirms that the complication rate of ERCP including therapeutic procedures is high
  • Analysis of the risk factors associated with endoscopic sphincterotomy techniques: preliminary results of a prospective study, with emphasis on the reduced risk of acute pancreatitis with low dose anticoagulation treatment

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