Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a procedure carried out by a
to diagnose and treat problems in the
. These include gallstones, scars tissue, leaks from injury and surgery, and
. The inside of the stomach and duodenum is viewed through an
and dye is injected into the bile ducts and pancreas so they can be seen on an
. If the exam shows a gallstone or narrowing of the ducts, instruments can be inserted into the endoscope to remove or relieve the obstruction with a
(biopsy) can be taken for further testing.
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