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Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ercp)

Risks

Complications are rare. One possibility is aspiration — accidentally inhaling saliva into the lungs — which can cause pneumonia. Other risks include inflammation of the pancreas, infection, and bleeding. Injury to the lining of the stomach, esophagus, or intestine, as well as abdominal pain and fever, can also occur.

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