Chapter 11. Complications of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography

  1. Tony C. K. Tham MD, FRCP, FRCPI Consultant Gastroenterologist Head of School of Medicine4,5,
  2. John S. A. Collins MD Consultant Gastroenterologist6 and
  3. Roy M. Soetikno MD, MS Chief Associate Professor7,8
  1. Victor K. Chen MD, MSPH Fellow1 and
  2. Richard C. K. Wong MBBS, FACP, FACG, FASGE Associate Professor of Medicine Head2,3

Published Online: 9 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch11

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

How to Cite

Chen, V. K. and Wong, R. C. K. (2008) Complications of Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, in Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition (eds T. C. K. Tham, J. S. A. Collins and R. M. Soetikno), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303292.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 4

    The Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  2. 5

    Northern Ireland deanery, UK

  3. 6

    Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

  4. 7

    GI Section, VA Palo Alto Health Care System, USA

  5. 8

    Stanford University, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Division of Gastroenterology, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

  2. 2

    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

  3. 3

    Section of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 NOV 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405146340

Online ISBN: 9781444303292



  • complications of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography;
  • prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis;
  • post-ERCP pancreatitis;
  • post-sphincterotomy bleeding;
  • infectious complications;
  • ASGE guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis;
  • bowel perforation;
  • cardiopulmonary complications;
  • contrast media-related reactions;
  • ERCP - greatest potential for complications


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Definition

  • Overview of potential complications

  • Emergency ERCP

  • Post-ERCP pancreatitis

  • Post-sphincterotomy bleeding

  • Infectious complications

  • Cardiopulmonary complications

  • Bowel perforation

  • Contrast media-related reactions

  • Conclusions

  • References