Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

Topics: Hepatobiliary, Endoscopy

Authors: Matthew Huggett, Bharat Paranandi and Fahd Rana
Editors: Manuele Furnari, Natalie Wood
Release date: October 2019 reviewed/updated April 2024
This course was developed by UEG 

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About this online course

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a technique that combines the use of endoscopy and fluoroscopy for the treatment of benign or malignant pathologies related to the biliary or pancreatic ductal systems. ERCP is a challenging and important therapeutic procedure that requires life-long learning and the need to adapt to the therapeutic aims on a case-by-case basis.

In this online course, Fahd Rana, Bharat Paranandi and Matthew Huggett provide expert guidance on how to approach level 1–2 ERCPs, which are the least difficult/complex procedures. They cover scope design, indications and contraindications for ERCP, different ERCP categories, patient information and consent, sedation, the ERCP technique itself, complications and post-ERCP care.

Learning objectives

  • To understand the importance of communication, patient information and consent
  • To be aware of the indications and contraindications for ERCP
  • To understand the basic skills involved in ERCP
  • To understand the different categories of ERCP
  • To be aware of the complications of ERCP

Target audience

This course is aimed at beginners in ERCP who are in the early stages of ERCP training.