Gastroduodenoscopy and retrograde cholangiopancreatography has been performed on 25 occasions in 20 children aged between 7 and 16. Radiographs of the clinically relevant duct or ducts were achieved in 96% of attempts, with no complications. The diagnostic information proved useful clinically; in particular it provided a precise map if biliary or pancreatic surgery was being contemplated. Several unexpected congenital duct anomalies were found. This and other recent reports, particularly from Germany, indicate that endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography deserves greater application in children, and can also be used in babies.
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