Tips 'n tricks: successful ERCP in the presence of periampullary diverticula
Epublication WebSurg.com, Dec 2010;10(12). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en3105
Duodenal diverticula are found in approximately 10-20% of patients undergoing Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP). Usually, these diverticula lie within 2cm of the major duodenal papilla and are called juxtapapillary diverticula. They are mostly acquired and their incidence increases with age. Juxtapapillary diverticula have often been associated with mechanical compression and they are also involved in Oddi’s sphincter dysfunction. The presence of juxtapapillary diverticula is known to influence the outcome of ERCP procedure by making it more difficult and causing some complications like bleeding. Various techniques have been advised for a more successful ERCP outcome In this video, four cases of duodenal diverticula are presented to provide tips and tricks for the successful cannulation of the CBD and management of periampullary bleeding in case they occur.