ILEUS DUE TO EXTENSIVE AIR INSUFFLATION WITH ENDOSCOPIC RETROGRADE CHOLANGIO-PANCREATOGRAPHY

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Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a widely used procedure for diagnosis and particularly for treatment of biliary tract and pancreatic disorders (Baron, et al., 2006). The procedure-related complication rate may be as high as 5.4%–23% and the mortality rate is about 0.1%–1% (Christensen, Matzen, Schulze, & Rosenberg, 2004). Biliary and intestinal perforation, pancreatitis, hemorrhage, and cholangitis are the most common complications. Intestinal obstruction following large biliary stone extraction has been reported rarely. Peritonitis secondary to perforation and acute pancreatitis may also be complicated with ileus. Here, we report an unusual case of nonobstructive ileus after ERCP procedure without those underlying etiologies.
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