A rare complication of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreotography, Bilateral pneumothorax Pneumothorax causing ERCP

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Elgun Valiyev
Aykut Kankoç
Merve Şatır
Dilvin Ozkan
Muhammet Sayan
Ali Çelik

Abstract

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is widely used in the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatobiliary diseases. The most serious complication that develops post ERCP is perforation of gastrointestinal tract and it can be mortal. ERCP-related pneumothorax is a rare complication requiring urgent intervention. We present a case of 50- year-old female patient who developed bilateral pneumothorax after ERCP. Keywords: Bilateral Pneumothorax, ERCP, duodenum perforation.

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Author Biographies

Aykut Kankoç, Dr, MD, Resident

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Gazi University

Merve Şatır, Dr, MD, Resident

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Gazi University

Dilvin Ozkan, Dr, MD, Resident

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Gazi University

Muhammet Sayan, MD, Assoc. Prof. Dr

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Gazi University

Ali Çelik, MD, Assoc. Prof. Dr

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Gazi University