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Gastro Flash Vol-2 No-3, 2016

Gastro Flash Vol-2 No-3, 2016

INTRODUCTION Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is an endoscopic technique in which a specialised side-viewing upper endoscope is guided into the duodenum, allowing for instruments to be passed into the bile and pancreatic ducts. These are opacified by injection of a contrast medium, thereby permitting their radiologic visualization and allowing for a variety of therapeutic interventions. It is a relatively complex endoscopic procedure since it requires specialised equipment and has a long learning curve to develop proficiency. Its benefits in the minimally invasive management of biliary and pancreatic disorders are challenged by a higher potential for serious complications than any other…
INTRODUCTION Pancreatitis is a rare disease characterised by pathologic swelling and inflammation of the pancreas.1Erica Roth, Steven Kim. Pancreatitis. Available from http://www.healthline. th com/health/pancreatitis#Overview1 [Accessed on 24 June 2016].   Pancreatic damage occurs when the digestive enzymes are activated and begin attacking the pancreas. In very severe cases, pancreatitis can result in bleeding into the gland itself; serious tissue damage, infection and fluid collections may occur. Severe pancreatitis can result in damage to other vital organs such as the heart, lung and kidneys.2Cleveland Clinic. Pancreatitis, Acute & Chronic Overview. Available from:http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_conditions/hic_Pancreatitis/th dd_overview [Accessed on 24 June 2016].