Background: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography ERCP is a procedure that combines upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and X- rays. It first came into use about 30 years ago and has been applied to the diagnosis and management of a variety of hepatobiliary and pancreatic disorders. These disorders are common lin Benghazi and the procedure is frequently performed in this region. It started in Benghazi in early 1980s and become more sophisticated in 2011. The objective of this study was to assess the safety and efficacy of ERCP in Benghazi and to evaluate its morbidity and mortality in compare to that present in the literature.
Methods: A retrospective study of the medical records of 443 patients underwent ERCP in the two main hospitals in Benghazi (Benghazi medical center and Alhawari general hospital).
Results: The total numbers of cases were 443 patients and the procedures were done 512 times (it is repeated in some cases), the morbidity and mortality rates were compared with other studies.
Conclusions: Currently, our experience with ERCP in Benghazi is within acceptable range and the morbidity and mortality rates are almost with the average present in the literature.
ERCP, Post-ERCP complications