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endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

Fiberoptic endoscopy designed for duodenal observation and cannulation of Vater's ampulla, in order to visualize the pancreatic and biliary duct system by retrograde injection of contrast media. endoscopic (Vater) papillotomy (sphincterotomy, endoscopic) may be performed during this procedure.
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  • ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
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