What is an ERCP?
ERCP, or endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, is a procedure that examines the tubes that drain the liver, gallbladder and pancreas. The test combines the use of a flexible, lighted scope (endoscope) with X-ray pictures.
It is used to provide important information that cannot typically be obtained by other diagnostic examinations such as an abdominal ultrasound, CT scan or MRI.
Why is an ERCP done?
ERCP may be used to:
What can I expect on the day of the procedure?
What happens after the procedure?