Endoscopic sphincterotomy: Indications, techniques, and adverse events

Barham K. Abu Dayyeh, Todd H. Baron

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After selective deep ductal cannulation, mastering different sphincterotomy techniques is a fundamental skill for the safe and effective practice of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. In this review, we will discuss the indications, techniques, challenges, alternatives, and adverse events of endoscopic sphincterotomy, with a special focus on techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-147
Number of pages7
JournalTechniques in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2012


  • Bile duct
  • ERCP
  • Pancreatic duct
  • Sphincter of Oddi

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology


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