Gastric perforation after endoscopic retrograde cholangiapancreatography – case report

Andrzej Modrzejewski, Marcin Śledź, Mirosław Parafiniuk, Bartosz Paśnik, Tomasz Nowak



Endoscopic retrograde cholangiapancreatography (ERCP) is an invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedure in bile duct diseases. These procedures have severe complications, yet gastric perforation hasn’t been presented in literature.

We present a case study of an 82 year old woman admitted to hospital due to suspected choledocolithiasis. The patient underwent two ERCP procedures. Due to acute abdominal pain, abdominal radiography was also performed. The examination revealed intraperitoneal free air. The patient underwent open repair of the perforated stomach. The second day after surgery the patient suffered multiorgan failure and was transmitted to the intensive care unit where she died 2 days later.


endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography; complications; perforation; stomach

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