Endoscopia de vesícula biliar

Toggle: English / Spanish

Endoscopia de vesícula biliar

El endoscopio, un dispositivo flexible de fibra óptica con un haz de luz, es insertado por la boca hasta duodeno. A través de él se avanza un catéter que se inserta en los conductos pancreáticos o biliares. En estos conductos se inyecta un medio de contraste y se toman rayos X para evaluar su calibre, longitud y trayecto. La colangiopancreatografía retrógrada endoscópica (CPRE) se utiliza para identificar cualquier estrechamiento, cálculos o tumores que puedan encontrarse en dichos conductos.

Version Info

  • Last Reviewed on 02/09/2011
  • David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

A.D.A.M., Inc. is accredited by URAC, also known as the American Accreditation HealthCare Commission (www.urac.org). URAC's accreditation program is an independent audit to verify that A.D.A.M. follows rigorous standards of quality and accountability. A.D.A.M. is among the first to achieve this important distinction for online health information and services. Learn more about A.D.A.M.'s editorial policy, editorial process and privacy policy. A.D.A.M. is also a founding member of Hi-Ethics and subscribes to the principles of the Health on the Net Foundation (www.hon.ch)

The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Links to other sites are provided for information only -- they do not constitute endorsements of those other sites. © 1997- 2013 A.D.A.M., Inc. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.

This page was last updated: May 7, 2013

Average rating (0)