Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP) in Lagos
ERCP is a treatment that helps the doctor to see the pancreatic and bile ducts, which are thin tubes within the body. These tubes are located next to the liver. They transport digestive juices to the intestines from the liver and pancreas.
A translucent lighted tube called a “endoscope” is used by the doctor during ERCP. The endoscope (also known as a scope) is around the same thickness as the index finger. It enters your stomach and the first portion of your small intestine, known as the “duodenum,” through your teeth. The doctor then inserts a very thin, lightweight plastic tube into the scope and injects a dye that is visible on X-rays. Your doctor will be able to see the ducts and assess how well they are doing during this operation.