Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography for Ampullary Carcinomas: Friend or Foe?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The role of preoperative endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in ampullary carcinomas is under debate due to potential associated complications. We report the case of a 59-year-old male diagnosed with ampullary cancer, who had undergone ERCP that was followed by bleeding and perforation. We conclude that interventions before surgical resection, including ERCP, may compromise patient outcome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bakopoulos, A; Koliakos, N; Schizas, D; Tsilimigras, DI; Syriga, M; Moris, D; Machairas, N; Ntomi, V; Machairas, A; Angelis, S; Apostolopoulos, AP; Nikolaou, A; Filippou, DK

Published Date

  • January 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 277 - 280

PubMed ID

  • 32749131

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1940-4379

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1050-6934

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1615/jlongtermeffmedimplants.2020034107


  • eng