What is Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)?

Category: Procedures

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Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a technique that combines the use of endoscopy and fluoroscopy to diagnose and treat certain problems of the biliary or pancreatic ductal systems.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Gallstones 6 2
Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction 6 1
Bile duct obstruction 3 3
Diagnostic assessment 2 0
Bile duct stones (choledocholithiasis) 1 1
Esophageal varices 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Side effect Patients
Pancreatitis 2
Pain 1
Sepsis 1
Sore throat 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 5
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1 patient evaluation for Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Nov 22, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for expand bile duct)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: Every 3 months
Cost: < $25 monthly

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