Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography-induced severe acute pancreatitis

Santhi Swaroop Vege, Suresh T. Chari, Bret T. Petersen, Todd H. Baron, Nagalakshmi Munukuti, Sunitha Bollineni, Joanna R. Rea

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Background/Aims: There is scant information in the literature about the outcomes of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-induced severe acute pancreatitis (ESAP). Compared to other causes, higher morbidity and mortality have been reported in ERCP-induced acute pancreatitis. We undertook this study to determine the differences between ESAP and SAP due to other causes (OSAP). Methods: We retrospectively identified all cases of SAP admitted to our institution during the years 1992-2001. We reviewed the medical records of all SAP patients to obtain information on demographics, interventions, local and systemic complications and outcomes. Results: We identified 207 patients with SAP, of whom 16 (7.7%) had ESAP and 191 OSAP. There was no difference between ESAP and OSAP with regard to demographics, clinical interventions, local and systemic complications and outcomes. Both groups had a similar mortality (25 vs. 18%). Conclusion: ESAP has a similar morbidity and mortality compared to OSAP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)527-530
Number of pages4
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 2007


  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Cholangiopancreatography
  • Endoscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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