ERCP is an important procedure that helps give a better understanding of the upper abdomen. The liver, gall bladder, bile ducts, stomach, pancreas, pancreatic ducts, the duodenum and the papilla of Vater are important parts of the digestive system which may become vulnerable to one or more diseased conditions.
ERCP helps determine the health of these areas, and if there are any abnormalities observed, ERCP is the best way to find out the exact position, stage and cure of the abnormality.
ERCP is prescribed when multiple abdominal problems are doubted. Conditions studied by ERCP include presence of gall stones in bile ducts, presence of obstructions in bile or pancreatic ducts, presence of tumour in the pancreas, and presence of any secondary growth in the internal lining of the stomach or duodenum.
The cost of ERCP may differ from Rs. 3500 to Rs. 35,000 depending upon the facility that conducts the test, and the type of ERCP.