J Clin Gastroenterol 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.
Department of Medicine, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton Hospitalist Department Department of Gastroenterology, Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA Departments of Medicine Family Medicine, Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY Department of Medicine, Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Saginaw Department of Gastroenterology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI Department of Public Health, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.
Goals: We aimed to assess outcomes of patients with liver cirrhosis who underwent therapeutic or diagnostic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) to determine whether these patients had different outcomes relative to patients without cirrhosis.
Background: ERCP is an important procedure for treatment of biliary and pancreatic disease. However, ERCP is relatively technically difficult to perform when compared with procedures such as esophagogastroduodenoscopy or colonoscopy. Read More