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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangipancreat-ography

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangipancrea-tography (ERC)

​ERCP is a procedure used to examine the biliary tree (the gallbladder, bile and pancreatic ducts). ERCP combines X-ray and endoscopy, allowing your physician to obtain high-quality images of the anatomy.

Your doctor may use this procedure to identify any strictures (narrowing) in your bile and pancreatic ducts, to biopsy abnormalities, to remove gallstones and to place a stent (plastic or metal).

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Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a specialised procedure used to examine the ducts, or ‘drainage tubes’, of the gall bladder, pancreas and liver.

Download the ERCP fact sheet for information regarding ERCP preparation; how it’s performed and more.