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EUS and ERCP: A rationale categorization of a productive partnership


 Department of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Unit, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Juan J Vila,
C/Irunlarrea, 3, 31008, Pamplona
Spain
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/eus.eus_58_20

PMID: 33353903

ERCP and EUS are complementary techniques in the management of biliary and pancreatic diseases. Combination of these two techniques can reach different levels of complexity with increasing rates of adverse events. In this article we propose a categorization of the relationship between EUS and ERCP based on whether EUS indicates, complements, facilitates or replaces ERCP. It has implications for the complexity of the technique, the training of the endoscopist and the necessary hospital resources. This classification can also be useful in planning endoscopist training and patient management.


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