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Endoscopic retrograde cholangio pancreatography (ERCP) - series

Procedure, part 2

Procedure, part 2

Overview

If gallstones are present in the common bile duct, the surgeon can perfom a sphincterotomy. A small incision is made through the endoscope, which enlarges the opening of the common bile duct into the duodenum. The stones can then pass through.

Update Date 7/6/2009

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