What are the advantages of ERCP for the diagnosis of conjugated hyperbilirubinemia?

Updated: Jul 31, 2019
  • Author: Richard A Weisiger, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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ERCP offers the following advantages:

  • Allows treatment of obstruction using sphincterotomy, stone extraction, stent placement, or balloon-dilation of strictures

  • Permits biopsies under direct visualization

  • Provides excellent visualization of the bile ducts


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