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Identification of risk factors for post-endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography pancreatitis in a high volume center.



Pancreatitis is the most common complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Several patients´ or procedure related risk factors for post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP) have been suggested. The aim of this study was to validate the risk factors for PEP in a high-volume center.


All patients undergoing first time ERCP at a tertiary referral center between December 2010 and October 2013 were retrospectively included. PEP was defined according to the Atlanta Classification.


404 patients were included in the final analysis. The risk to develop PEP was increased in patients after inadvertent cannulation of the pancreatic duct (odds ratio 7.468 (2.792–19.975); p<0.001), which occurred in 37.4% of the patients. Inadvertent cannulation occurred significantly more frequently in patients with difficult cannulation of the papilla duodeni major (odds ratio 7.3; p<0.001).


Inadvertent cannulation of the pancreatic duct is a procedure related risk factor for PEP. Measurements on preventing inadvertent cannulation of the pancreatic duct should be established and studies on prophylactic measurements should focus particularly on patients with inadvertent cannulation of the pancreatic duct.

PROVIDER: S-EPMC5435331 | BioStudies |

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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