endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

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endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography n.
Abbr. ERCP
The use of an endoscope to inspect the pancreatic duct and common bile duct. It may also involve biopsy or the introduction of contrast material for radiographic examination.

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