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Endoscopic ultrasound examination of the bile ducts and pancreas

Preparation

  • If the patient is treated with the anticoagulant warfarin, this must be discontinued 3 days before the examination when tissue sampling is an option.
  • The patient must be fasting for 6 hours before the examination.
  • The examination is normally performed under light sedation or local anesthesia sprayed in the throat.
  • The patient lies on their left side on the examination table.
  • A hollow mouth piece is put between the teeth for insertion of the scope.

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