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of 'Post-ERCP perforation'

The successful surgical management of perforation after endoscopic sphincterotomy: report of two cases.
Isozaki H, Okajima K, Mizutani H, Takeda Y
Surg Today. 1993;23(11):1018.
Retroperitoneal perforation following endoscopic sphincterotomy (EST) is an infrequent but serious complication with a high mortality rate in patients who do not receive prompt treatment. We report herein two cases of perforation, diagnosed 3 and 7 days after EST, one of whom was treated by choledochojejunostomy (Roux-en-Y) and suturing of the perforation site with jejunal patching, and the other by pancreatoduodenectomy. Both operations were successful as emergency treatments and therefore we consider that radical surgery should be attempted for cases of perforation after endoscopic sphincterotomy with a delayed diagnosis.
Department of General and Gastroenterological Surgery, Osaka Medical College, Japan.