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ERCP in pregnancy: is it safe?
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PMID:  20567530     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Although rare, pancreaticobiliary disease during pregnancy can pose a serious risk to both the mother and fetus. Data regarding the relative safety of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) during pregnancy are sparse.
METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 17 ERCP procedures performed at a single tertiary care referral center between January 2005 and April 2009. Records were reviewed for ERCP indication, endoscopic interventions, use and extent of fluoroscopy, postprocedure complications, and pregnancy outcomes including Apgar scores.
RESULTS: All procedures were performed without any maternal adverse events immediately or on follow-up. There were no signs of fetal distress during any of these cases, and there were no fetal complications noted upon delivery or at 30-day follow-up per chart review.
CONCLUSION: Therapeutic ERCP during pregnancy appears to be safe when performed in experienced hands and with judicious use of fluoroscopy.
Adel Y Daas; Amir Agha; Haim Pinkas; Jay Mamel; Patrick G Brady
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gastroenterology & hepatology     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1554-7914     ISO Abbreviation:  Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y)     Publication Date:  2009 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-22     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2014-10-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101262648     Medline TA:  Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  851-5     Citation Subset:  -    
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