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Definition: 'Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography'

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endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

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1. a method of cholangiopancreatography using an endoscope to inspect and cannulate the ampulla of Vater, with injection of contrast medium for radiographic examination of the pancreatic, hepatic, and common bile ducts.



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