Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
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Also known as ERCP, this procedure allows the study of conditions affecting the bile ducts and provides a way to treat them without the need for surgery. This procedure can only be performed in a fluoroscopy room using a special endoscope (duodenoscope) and with the aid of tools used to extract tissues or stones, or to introduce stents or prothesis into the bile duct.

Diagnostic ERCP
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The diagnostic Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure in which an endoscope is introduced by the mouth until the second section of the small intestine is reached. The ERCP is useful for the observation of the bile duct, including the portions located inside and outside of the liver, providing a precise diagnosis without the need for surgery. This procedure is normally performed in an outpatient clinical setting, depending on the conditions or current health state of the patient.

ERCP and stone removal
20141222170718

An Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopanchreatography is a procedure in which an endoscope is introduced by the mouth until the second section of the small intestine is reached. The ERCP is useful for the extraction of stones found inside the duct that begins in the liver and ends in the small intestine, commonly called the bile duct.

ERCP with biopsy
20141222182831

An Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopanchreatography with biopsy is a procedure in which an endoscope is introduced by the mouth until the second section of the small intestine is reached for the purpose of obtaining tissue samples from tumors or small lesions from the interior of the bile ducts.

ERCP with stent placement
20141222183150

An Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopanchreatography with stent placement is a procedure in which an endoscope is introduced by the mouth until the second section of the small intestine is reached for the purpose of placing a stent to drain the bile, normally produced in the liver and emptied into the small intestine, due to a tumor that results in obstruction of the bile duct.

Draining of pseudocyst of pancreas
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According to the size and location of the pseudocyst, it is currently possible to completely drain these collections of fluid build up with the use of endoscopy and without the need of invasive surgery.