Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography for Ampullary Carcinomas: Friend or Foe?
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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.
- 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
- January 2019
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- 29 / 4
Start / End Page
- 277 - 280
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