Endoscopia de vesícula biliar

El endoscopio, un dispositivo flexible de fibra óptica con un haz de luz, es insertado por la boca hasta duodeno. A través de él se avanza un catéter que se inserta en los conductos pancreáticos o biliares. En estos conductos se inyecta un medio de contraste y se toman rayos X para evaluar su calibre, longitud y trayecto. La colangiopancreatografía retrógrada endoscópica (CPRE) se utiliza para identificar cualquier estrechamiento, cálculos o tumores que puedan encontrarse en dichos conductos.Endoscopia de vesícula biliar

Revision

Last reviewed 2/9/2011 by David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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