Endoscopic Ultrasonography-Guided Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography. Endosonographic Cholangiopancreatography

Manuel Perez-Miranda, Robert L. Barclay, Michel Kahaleh

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Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the standard approach to gaining access to the biliary and pancreatic ductal systems. However, in a small subset of cases anatomic constraints imposed by disease states or abnormal anatomy preclude ductal access via conventional ERCP. With the advent of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS), with its unique capabilities of accurate imaging and ductal access via transmural puncture, there is now an alternative to surgical and percutaneous radiologic approaches in situations inaccessible to ERCP: endosonographic cholangiopancreatography (ESCP). This article reviews the background, technical details, published experience, and role of ESCP in clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)491-509
Number of pages19
JournalGastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology


  • Biliary drainage
  • Cholangiopancreatography
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography
  • Endoscopic ultrasonography
  • Pancreatic access
  • Pancreatic drainage

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