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Invited Critique
September 1999

Invited Critique: Comparison of Magnetic Resonance and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography in Malignant Pancreaticobiliary Obstruction: Invited Critique

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Surg. 1999;134(9):1007. doi:10.1001/archsurg.134.9.1007

In the past 3½ decades we have witnessed the introduction of multiple new imaging techniques: endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography, transcutaneous ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), and, most recently, endoscopic ultrasonography and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP). All techniques have their proponents, and each has inherent advantages and limitations. Currently, there seems to be no universally accepted consensus on the imaging procedure-of-choice in patients with presumed or suspected mechanical biliary obstruction, as either a diagnostic or a staging procedure.

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