Complications of ERCP

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Publication date:
01 March 2012


The diagnostic and therapeutic utility of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) has been well demonstrated for a variety of disorders, including the management of choledocholithiasis, the diagnosis and management of biliary and pancreatic neoplasms, and the postoperative management of biliary perioperative complications.

This guidance addresses the management of these potential complications of the procedure:

  • pancreatitis
  • haemorrhage
  • perforation
  • infection
  • cardiopulmonary complications