ERCP

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. A procedure that uses an endoscope to examine and x-ray the pancreatic duct, hepatic duct, common bile duct, duodenal papilla, and gallbladder. An endoscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and a lens for viewing. The endoscope is passed through the mouth and down into the first part of the small intestine (duodenum). A smaller tube (catheter) is then inserted through the endoscope into the bile and pancreatic ducts. A dye is injected through the catheter into the ducts, and an x-ray is taken. Also called endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.

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  • ERCP — ERCP: Abk. für ↑endoskopische retrograde Cholangiopankreatographie …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • ERCP — Endoscopic Retrograde CholangioPancreatography, a procedure to look for diseases of the liver, bile ducts and pancreas. A flexible tube is put down the throat, through the stomach, and into the small intestine. The tube is passed through a… …   Medical dictionary

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  • ERCP — Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (Medical » Laboratory) * Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography (Medical » Physiology) …   Abbreviations dictionary

  • ERCP — Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (Colangiopancreatografía retrógrada endoscópica) …   Diccionario de siglas médicas y otras abreviaturas

  • ERCP — abbr. med. endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography – эндоскопическая ретроградная холангиопанкреатография (РХПГ) …   Dictionary of English abbreviation

  • ERCP — abbr. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography …   Dictionary of abbreviations

  • ERCP — endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography the technique in which a catheter is passed through a duodenoscope into the ampulla of Vater of the common bile duct and injected with a radiopaque medium to outline the pancreatic duct and bile… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • ERCP — • endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

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