Comparison of the value of ERCP, angiography and scintigraphy in pancreatic diseases
Cell Transformation, Viral
Receptors, Cell Surface
The endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography, angiography and scintigraphy have a different value in the diagnostics of chronic pancreatitis and carcinoma of the pancreas. The scintigraphy of pancreas has the lowest value. It should not alone be the basis for making the diagnosis or planning the treatment. In chronic pancreatitis the endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography has precedence of angiography. The chronic pancreatitis may angiographically be recognised only in the late phase. However, the angiography can give valuable references to the planning of the operation. At a suspicion of the pancreas malignoma the endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreaticography and the angiography have nearly the same value in the plan of diagnostics and they both should be performed.