Now Playing: ERCP With Balloon Dilation -- Other Risks
Loading...
Advertisement
Related Cancer Articles
Video Text
There are a number of possible major complications that can occur. These are very uncommon, however, your overall health will play a role in your likelihood of developing complications and how well you will recover. For example, patients with severe heart disease, diabetes, serious gastrointestinal or lung disease have a higher chance of complications occurring than those that are healthier.
Depending on each individual situation, a major complication may lead to a hospital stay, or in very rare cases, surgery, permanent disability or even loss of life. Loss of life occurs in 2 out of 1,000 ERCPs.
eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2020 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.