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It is Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. It is a technique to analyze and treat diseases in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas. It attaches an X-ray and an endoscope (a long, flexible, lighted tube) together.

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Based on my brother's MRI report, is stenting required for pancreatitis?

Query: Hi doctor, My brother is 22 years old, and he is having severe abdominal pain, and he has a history of pancreatitis. He is currently in the hospital, and yesterday MRI was done. Below is the highlight of the MRI reports: " Pancreatic body and tail appear mild atrophy with peripancreatic fat streak...  Read Full »

Dr. Patel Hirenkumar Prakashbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, he has chronic pancreatitis (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Along with stone in the duct, which if not relieved with ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) and stone removal added with a stent, he may develop pain again...  Read Full »

My uncle has gallbladder carcinoma. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor,My uncle is 55 years old and is suffering from carcinoma in gallbladder with asymmetric cell development leading to the mouth of the pancreas. The CECT scan report says that G.B. is slightly distended. Gross asymmetrical wall thickening is seen mainly in the fundus of the gallbladder ex...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and history above. Based on which looks like he has metastatic carcinoma gallbladder (stage IV). In general, overall survival in such cases is about six months without chemotherapy and with ...  Read Full »

My father has lost weight and has jaundice post-ERCP. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My father recently underwent an ERCP. I have attached his reports. He now has weight loss and jaundice. Please provide me your opinion.  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through the ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). He has a block in the bile duct (the tube which brings liver secretions down to the intestine). This block can be either due to stone...  Read Full »

Why do I have persistent discomfort after undergoing ERCP?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. I was diagnosed with SLE ten years ago. I have stomach pain now. The MRCP showed a stricture at the ampulla, so ERCP and partial stricture dilatation were done. Still, l have discomfort. Now amylase and lipase levels are normal. I am taking enzyme supplements.  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq. com. I have reviewed your case history and attached investigations (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). There were features suggestive of chronic pancreatitis and ampullary stricture dilated during the surgery. It is great that your current amylase an...  Read Full »

Does my mother's MRCP report show the cause for dilated bile duct?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother had an issue with her abdomen. It has been one or two months since she is feeling an unusual pain in the abdomen. It is accompanied by bloating and severe intestinal gas. We saw expert doctors. One of them said the gallbladder is oily. And after seeing the result of the ultras...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I reviewed the history and MRCP (magnetic resonance cholangio pancreatography) report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) of your mother. Oily liver or gall bladder is not an issue. Her biliary ducts are dilated, but there is no obvious cause of dil...  Read Full »

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