angi-, angio-, angei-, -angium +
(Greek > Latin: [receptacle], vessel, often a blood vessel; "covered by a seed or vessel", a seed vessel; a learned borrowing from Greek meaning "vessel", "container")
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP, is a procedure to diagnose and treat problems in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, and pancreas.
Cholangiopancreatography combines X-ray and the use of an endoscope or a long, flexible, lighted tube to get the medical results.
There are three canals or ducts: the hepatic duct drains bile from the liver; and the cystic duct is an extension of the gallbladder and conveys bile out of that organ.
These two ducts may be thought of as branches that drain into the third duct, the common bile duct, a kind of "trunk", which passes through the wall of the small intestine at the duodenum and joins with the pancreatic duct to form the hepatopancreatic ampulla (cavity in the major duodenal papilla or small elevations [major and minor] on the mucosa of the duodenum into which the common bile duct and the pancreatic duct open).
2. A benign mesenchymoma (tumor of mixed mesenchymal tissue or the meshwork of embryonic connective tissue) containing cartilaginous and angiomatous elements.
2. An organ or body bearing gametes, as in mosses and liverworts.
2. A benign blood vessel tumor of the cerebellum, spinal cord, or retina, consisting of proliferated blood vessel cells and angioblasts.
Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving "blood" word units: apheresis; -emia; hemo-; hemoglobin-; phleb-; sangui-; vas-; vascul-.