What is the role of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in the diagnosis and management of biliary colic and acute cholecystitis?

Updated: Jan 18, 2017
  • Author: Peter A D Steel, MBBS, MA; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) provides both endoscopic and radiographic visualization of the biliary tract. This modality can be diagnostic and therapeutic by direct removal of common bile duct stones.


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