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ERCP: The Fundamentals, 2nd Edition
by Peter B. Cotton, Joseph W. Leung
Book (432 Pages)
February 2015

Authored by the very best, this is the perfect “how-to” guide to mastering a crucial yet complex gastrointestinal procedure.

Peter Cotton and Joseph Leung have once again assembled many of the world’s leading experts in this field to provide clear and concise guidance.

There are chapters on “How to do” all of the specific manoeuvers, followed by chapters on “When to do” them (and when not to).

Key highlights include the following:

Full coverage of the entire range of both standard and advanced techniques, using a highly practical approach

Strong focus on patient education, safety, and minimizing risks

Twenty-four outstanding procedural videos of the experts performing ERCP, ideal for improving best practice techniques

Over 250 excellent illustrative photos, X rays, and anatomical drawings

“Tips and tricks” and key points throughout to aid rapid understanding

Reference to the latest ASGE, ACG, ASG, and UEGW guidelines throughout

New to this second edition are a host of new topics, including simulation training, formal credentialing and certification, wire-guided cannulation techniques, pancreatic stenting,

short wire technology, cholangioscopy, plastic versus metal stents, radiofrequency ablation, sphincter manometry, and ERCP in acute pancreatitis.

Brought to you by world pioneers in endoscopy, ERCP: The Fundamentals, 2nd Edition, is an essential purchase for gastroenterologists and endoscopists of all levels.

Table of Contents

Contributors, vii

Introduction: Developments in ERCP over 40 years, xii

About the companion website, xv

Section 1: Preparation

1 Training and assessment of competence (Preparing the endoscopist), 3
Joseph Leung & Peter B. Cotton

2 Preparing the facilities and equipment, 17
Joseph Leung

3 ERCP team and teamwork, 28
Phyllis M. Malpas

4 Patient education and consent, 37
Peter B. Cotton

5 Risk assessment and reduction, 41
Joseph Romagnuolo

6 Sedation, anesthesia, and medications, 59
John J. Vargo, II

Section 2: Techniques

7 Standard devices and techniques, 69
Joseph Leung

8 When standard cannulation approaches fail, 121
Sundeep Lakhtakia, Bronte A. Holt, & Shyam Varadarajulu

9 Intraductal therapies, 138
Mohan Ramchandani & D. Nageshwar Reddy

10 Sphincter of Oddi Manometry, 156
Evan L. Fogel & Stuart Sherman

11 Endoscopic ampullectomy, 170
Michael Bourke

12 The Radiology of ERCP, 187
Derrick F. Martin

13 ERCP reporting and documentation, 205
Lars Aabakken

Section 3: Clinical applications

14 ERCP in acute cholangitis, 217
Wei-Chih Liao & Hsiu-Po Wang

15 ERCP peri-cholecystectomy, 228
Paul R. Tarnasky

16 Large bile duct stones, 250
Julia McNabb-Baltar & Alan Barkun

17 The patient with pain; suspected gallbladder and sphincter dysfunction, 267
Peter B. Cotton

18 Benign Biliary Strictures, 271
John T. Cunningham

19 The Role of ERCP in Pancreatico-Biliary Malignancies, 282
John G. Lee

20 ERCP in acute and recurrent acute pancreatitis, 294
Gregory A. Coté

21 Chronic pancreatitis, 313
Wiriyaporn Ridtitid, Evan L. Fogel, & Stuart Sherman

22 Role of ERCP in complicated pancreatitis, 328
Todd H. Baron

23 ERCP in children, 341
Moises Guelrud & Andres Gelrud

Section 4: Quality and safety

24 Adverse events: definitions, avoidance, and management, 371
Peter B. Cotton & Mohammad Yaghoobi

25 ERCP: Quality issues and benchmarking, 397
Peter B. Cotton

Index, 405

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