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ERCP in the Management of Choledocholithiasis in Pregnancy.
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PMID:  23011675     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The physiological changes of pregnancy increase the risk of gallstone formation, and choledocholithiaisis is the most common indication for endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) during pregnancy. ERCP has been performed during pregnancy for over 20 years. Despite the apparent efficacy and lack of adverse fetal outcomes in published case series and reports, there remains a concern for the use of fluoroscopy during pregnancy. Recent focus has centered around avoidance of the use of fluoroscopy during ERCP, including the use of alternative techniques to confirm biliary cannulation and ductal clearance. The benefits of these techniques over traditional ERCP technique are unclear. In this article, we will review the epidemiology of gallstone disease during pregnancy, outline the risks of ERCP during pregnancy, and describe recent novel techniques in endoscopic biliary intervention for biliary drainage and ductal clearance.
Calvin H Y Chan; Robert A Enns
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current gastroenterology reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1534-312X     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Gastroenterol Rep     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100888896     Medline TA:  Curr Gastroenterol Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
University of British Columbia, St Paul's Hospital, Vancouver, Canada,
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