MRCP Considerations as an Alternative for ERCP

MRI Scan for MRCPThere are always risks involved when it comes to medical procedures. MRCP or Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography doesn’t come without any risks but compared to ERCP or Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, it is believed to be a much safer alternative.
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Alarming Risk of Post-Pancreatitis After ERCP

ercp alarming riskMost patients undergo ERCP to diagnose pancreatic and bile ducts which act as passageways for bowel movement, and treat complications in the gall bladder, bile duct and pancreas. However, 10-15% of these patients are at risk of post-ERCP Pancreatitis (PEP).
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Why You Need To Be Cautious With An ERCP Diet

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Aside from being psychologically prepared for ERCP, patients need to be physically prepared before an ERCP by following their physician’s orders regarding their diet. There are also special instructions that your physician needs you to do after the operation, so it is best to write your physician’s advice, so you won’t forget them.

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ERCP and Gall Bladder Removal

gallbladder anatomy

What is the purpose of gallbladder? During the process of digestion, gallbladder’s role is to store the bile, concentrate and release afterwards. All of the chemicals in solution of the bile is thought to be retained but usually one of them turns into crystals and forms into a sandy like type of particles which turns into gallstones. Once the gallstones formed, this causes gallbladder disease which is called cholelithiasis.

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Abdominal Conditions Considered for ERCP Procedure

for ERCP Procedure Regular consultation with a doctor can help in identifying the right procedure to be done for patients who experienced sudden or erratic pains in the abdomen area. It is critical to take abdominal symptoms seriously. Many interconnected organs are present in this part of our body that may affect one another. If checked properly by a physician, they can pin point the exact body part with a problem for treatment. Early detection will prevent further damage to other organs and to immediately relieve severe pains encountered by the patient.
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Indications for ERCP in Pregnancy

Indications for ERCP in PregnancyAccording to studies, women are more inclined to developing gallstones than men because of hormonal changes. The fluctuations of hormones during pregnancy put them even more at a higher risk.

Gallstones can be cumbersome with the pain and the other symptoms associated with it. Having an abdominal pain that lasts more than five hours can be debilitating.
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Caring for a Patient Post ERCP

caring for a patient post ercpComplications may arise after any surgical procedure but with proper guidelines, thorough patient education, and strict compliance, the risk for developing certain acute and even life-threatening complications can be prevented.

If you or any of your family went through an ERCP procedure, here are the following home care recommendations to ensure full recovery and safety:
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ERCP Malpractice Considerations

ercp malpractice considerationsERCP Malpractice, or medical malpractice in the use of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, can lead to serious injuries. ERCP is a medical process for diagnosing and treating problems with the pancreas, liver, or gallbladder. However, if the procedure is negligently performed, patients treated by ERCP may suffer serious injury. Injuries may include pancreatitis, infections, and internal bleeding.
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Rights of a Patient Affected by ERCP Malpractice

counselingEndoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a high risk diagnostic and therapeutic procedure used to determine and treat biliary problems. It is not intended for diagnosis alone, your physician must have a secure recommendation that immediate treatment will follow right after the procedure or the ERCP would not be worth the risk.
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ERCP Malpractice

ercp malpracticeEndoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a medical process for diagnosing and treating problems with the pancreas, liver, or gallbladder. If this procedure is negligently performed, it may lead to severe, and even life-threatening complications such as pancreatitis, infections, and internal bleeding.
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