Patients with obstruction of Common Bile Duct or Pancreatic Duct due to stone, mass or swelling of surrounding structure ( inflammation) commonly have jaundice and abdominal pain. (See image)
For relief of this obstruction ERCP is a procedure in which we perform therapeutic interventions by using a “ Side-view Endoscope”.
This specialized endoscope allows a doctor to examine the opening of the biliary and pancreatic tract with duodenum and allows passage of guide-wire and other accessories for the procedure.
Removal of stones, relief from biliary infection and obstruction can be achieved and a stent in CBD and/or PD can be placed in same procedure.
This procedure avoids difficult and complicated surgery and helps patient to achieve good health with minimal morbidity.