Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram, also referred to as an ERCP procedure, is a procedure that combines the use of a flexible, lighted scope with X-ray pictures to examine the tubes that drain the liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. An endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram helps identify areas of narrowing and can be used to biopsy suspicious lesions. Although the endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram procedure takes approximately 30-60 minutes, it may involve a stay in the hospital.
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