What are the disadvantages 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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Disadvantages of ERCP include the following:

  • Requires conscious sedation and results in radiation exposure

  • May cause pancreatitis and other complications

  • Not always successful, especially after gastroduodenal surgery

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