What is the role of ERCP in the treatment of cholecystitis?

Updated: May 20, 2021
  • Author: Alan A Bloom, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Endoscopy may be used for therapeutic purposes, as well as for diagnosis.

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) allows visualization of the anatomy and can provide therapy by removing stones from the common bile duct.


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