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Gastroent Hepatol 2015; 69(2): 124–129. doi:10.14735/amgh2015124.

Twenty years of experience with ERCP in the University Hospital Motol

Jiří Drábek  1, Jan Šťovíček  2, Jakub Chudý  1, Ivan Námešný3, Jan Schwarz4, Aleš Raidl5, Jindra Lochmannová  1, Radan Keil  2, Martin Wasserbauer  1

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Operation of urgent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) was launched in the University Hospital Motol in 1993 as part of urgent endoscopic services. The procedure is performed for catchment area patients and for patients from surrounding hospitals. Between the years 1993 and 2012, 4,487 urgent procedures were performed in our department. The main indications were acute cholangitis, acute biliary pancreatitis and biliary tract injuries. Cannulation success achieved in our department was 93.5%, the extraction success was 83%. Given the high number of urgent ERCP procedures, the endoscopic centre in the University Hospital Motol is a highly specialised department, offering experienced, knowledgeable staff and modern technical facilities.


cholangitis, pancreatitis

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