Fifty years of ERCP: a personal review

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Content contributed by Peter B. Cotton, MD, FRCS, FRCP, from the Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.

 

The focus of this article is on how endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) started, how it has evolved over a 50-year period, and the current challenges related to it.

Writing this article was important because not many people share this vast 50-year experience with this procedure. This personal review will provide useful background information for those who are now in the trenches or for those who are thinking about training in ERCP.

Read the full article online.

The information presented in Endoscopedia reflects the opinions of the authors and does not represent the position of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE). ASGE expressly disclaims any warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied, and is not liable for damages of any kind in connection with the material, information, or procedures set forth.

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