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Post-ERCP pancreatitis A single center experience and an update on prevention strategies

  • Authors: D'Arpa, F.; Tutino, R.; Battaglia, E.; Orlando, G.; Salamone, G.; Licari, L.; Gulotta, G.
  • Publication year: 2015
  • Type: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
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Pancreatitis is the most frequent complication of the ERCP; in unselected patients the incidence is 3.5%, reaching 25%, and is mild-moderate in 90%. A stratification of patients into low or high risk is important to provide adequate information to patients and to decide when refer them to tertiary centers; moreover, many prophylactic measures have been proposed over years. Our aim was to select risk factors for PEP and compare them with current literature in order to propose adequate preventive strategies.