Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ISSN: 2582-1091)

Research ArticleVolume 4 Issue 6

Safety and Efficacy of ERCP Performed on Elderly and Very Elderly Patients in a Low Volume Provider Endoscopy Unit: Results from a Monocentric Retrospective Study with Control Group

Francesco Panzera*, Marina Rizzi, Letizia D’Ambrosio, Maria Filippina Dilorenzo and Berardino D’Ascoli

Interventional Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Surgery, “Madonna delle Grazie” Hospital, Matera, Italy

*Corresponding Author: Francesco Panzera, Interventional Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Surgery, “Madonna delle Grazie” Hospital, Matera, Italy.

Received: April 29, 2021; Published: May 06, 2021

Citation: Francesco Panzera., et al. “Safety and Efficacy of ERCP Performed on Elderly and Very Elderly Patients in a Low Volume Provider Endoscopy Unit: Results from a Monocentric Retrospective Study with Control Group”. Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 4.6 (2021): 03-11.

Abstract

  ERCP is one of the most challenging and high-risk endoscopic procedures. The incidence of biliary tract pathologies is growing with an age-related trend and progresses as the population ages.

  Both the age-related outcomes and the volume-related outcomes for ERCP are still debated and incompletely understood. Experts generally agree that the lower the volumes of ERCP provided, the higher procedure-related complication and failure rates are expected. Some studies showed that ERCP in elderly patients is comparable in terms of efficacy and safety to ERCP in younger patients. However, these data generally concern studies made in referral centers and high-volume providers of ERCP. This study analyzes the performance of ERCP when it is performed on elderly and very elderly patients in a low-volume center of biliary endoscopy.

Keywords: ERCP; Safety and Efficacy; Very Elderly Patients; Low-Volume Center; Biliary Endoscopy Complications

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