Endoscopic Ultrasound

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25--32

EUS and ERCP: A rationale categorization of a productive partnership


Juan J Vila, Iñaki Fernández-Urién, Juan Carrascosa 
 Department of Gastroenterology, Endoscopy Unit, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Juan J Vila
C/Irunlarrea, 3, 31008, Pamplona
Spain

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.


How to cite this article:
Vila JJ, Fernández-Urién I, Carrascosa J. EUS and ERCP: A rationale categorization of a productive partnership.Endosc Ultrasound 2021;10:25-32


How to cite this URL:
Vila JJ, Fernández-Urién I, Carrascosa J. EUS and ERCP: A rationale categorization of a productive partnership. Endosc Ultrasound [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Feb 27 ];10:25-32
Available from: http://www.eusjournal.com/article.asp?issn=2303-9027;year=2021;volume=10;issue=1;spage=25;epage=32;aulast=Vila;type=0