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Bilateral Pneumothorax and Subcutaneous Emphysema following Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography with Sphincterectomy


1,Department of Internal Medicine General Hospital Slovenj Gradec

DOI: 10.22514/SV102.122015.13 Vol.10,Issue 2,December 2015 pp.192-201

Published: 14 December 2015

*Corresponding Author(s): TAJDA KEBER E-mail:


Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a valuable diagnostic and therapeutic procedure in the management of pancreatic and extrahepatic biliary tract diseases. Although rare, it is related to several complications including retroperitoneal duodenal perforation. The perforation results in air accumulation in the retroperitoneal, pleural or subcutaneous space. We present a case of 63-year-old female with massive bilateral pneumothorax and subcutaneous emphysema following therapeutic ERCP.


endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, pneumothorax, subcutaneous emphysema, complications of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

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TAJDA KEBER,KLEMEN MOJŠKERC,JANA MAKUC. Bilateral Pneumothorax and Subcutaneous Emphysema following Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography with Sphincterectomy. Signa Vitae. 2015. 10(2);192-201.


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