Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) was introduced 5 decades ago in 1968. Since then ERCP has redefined treatment of pancreatic and biliary tract diseases. The modern duodenoscopy was invented in 1970. Initially, ERCP was mainly used for diagnostic purposes. Sphincterotomy was introduced 1974, which made surgery obsolete in the management of cholodocholitiasis. In 1980 were the first cases of successful decompression of malignant bile duct obstruction using endostents reported. In modern time, efforts have been devoted to scientifically investigate the role of ERCP in the treatment of diseases in the pancreas and bile ducts and to secure high quality in ERCP.
|Translated title of the contribution||Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) – 50 years of endoscopic development|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2018|
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