Endoscopic Techniques in Management of the Liver and Biliary Tree: Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

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Abstract

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is both an endoscopic and radiologic procedure. Although ERCP was once used as a diagnostic procedure, it is now performed almost exclusively for therapeutic purposes. The main therapeutic applications in the biliary tree are palliation of malignant biliary obstruction by biliary stent placement and removal of bile duct stones. There are however, many other biliary applications. Biliary manometry, performed at the time of diagnostic ERCP allows the diagnosis of specific types of sphincter of Oddi dysfunction and directs treatment toward endoscopic biliary sphincterotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationLiver and Biliary Disease
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages55-60
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781405182751
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 31 2010

Keywords

  • Esophageal band ligation
  • Esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • Portal hypertension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Vargas, H. E. (2010). Endoscopic Techniques in Management of the Liver and Biliary Tree: Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. In Practical Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Liver and Biliary Disease (pp. 55-60). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444325249.ch6