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Neck Circumference and Throat Condition Risks for ERCP

Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, (ERCP) can be used
to diagnose and treat problems in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and
pancreas. It combines X-ray and the use of an endoscope—a long, flexible,
lighted tube. A healthcare provider will guide the scope through your mouth
and throat, then down the esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the
small intestine. However, there are risks and complications for physicians
and patients to consider prior to having an ERCP.

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