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The immediate effects of retrograde pancreatography on the pancreas.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Radiology
0720-048X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
4
Issue
1
Pages
58–60
Identifiers
PMID: 6723675
Source
Medline

Abstract

Endoscopic retrograde pancreatography (ERP) may be followed by elevated serum amylase or occasionally by pancreatitis. This is said to be due to the irritating effect of contrast media (CM) or to the cation content of CM. We investigated the effect of intraductally injected CM (ionic CM with and without sodium, non-ionic CM) on the porcine pancreas. All types of CM as well as control media (saline, 7% sodium bicarbonate solution) produced small foci of histological pancreatitis, although without any clinical signs of pancreatitis.

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