Controversies in ERCP: Indications and preparation.
Dietrich CF., Bekkali NL., Burmeister S., Dong Y., Everett SM., Hocke M., Ignee A., On W., Hebbar S., Oppong K., Sun S., Jenssen C., Braden B.
The aim of the series of papers on controversies of biliopancreatic drainage procedures is to discuss the pros and cons of the varying clinical practices and techniques in ERCP and EUS for drainage of biliary and pancreatic ducts. The first part focuses on indications, clinical and imaging prerequisites before ERCP, sedation options, post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) prophylaxis, and other related technical topics. In the second part, specific procedural ERCP-techniques including precut techniques and its timing as well as management algorithms are discussed. In addition, controversies in EUS-guided bile duct and pancreatic drainage procedures are under preparation.