ERCP ( Endoscopic retrograde cholangio - Pancreatography ) . ERCP is a procedure which enables gastroenterologist to examine the pancreatic and bile ducts. A bendable lighted tube ( endoscope ) about the thickness of finger is placed through mouth and into stomach and first part of intestine ( duodenum ) . In duodenum small opening is identified (ampulla) and a small plastic tube (cannula) is passed through the endoscope and into this opening . Dye (contrast material) is injected and x-rays are taken to study the ducts of the pancreas and liver.
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Most common reason to do ERCP include
WHAT PREPRATION IS REQUIRED ?
Your stomach must be empty , so you should not drink or eat anything for approximately 8 hours before the examination.
Medicines such as aspirin, Vitamin E , non steroidal anti inflammatories, blood thinner and insulin should be discussed with Dr Gursewak prior to the examination .
Also if you have major disease, such as heart or lung disease that may require special attention during the procedure ,discuss with Dr Gursewak.