The Asian EUS Congress 2017 that kick-started from Thursday hosted an interesting and casual session on the day two on Friday, on integration of EUS in clinical practice.
The casual session was a free learning session for the young endoscopists.
Pivotal points discussed in Chai pe Charcha session about advances in EUS are the following:
- LAMS (Lumen opposing metal stents) have opened up new possibilities for internal drainage and interventions.
- Further large scale studies are required to confirm efficacy and safety.
Professor Dr Anthony Yuen-Bun Teoh, Deputy director of endoscopy, Associate professor, Division of upper Gastrointestinal and metabolic surgery , Department of surgery, Chinese university of Hong Kong explained the importance of EUS specific devices. They are given below:
- It reduces the difficulty of the procedure
- They reduce the risk of bile leak and adverse events and shortens the procedural time.
Dr Shyam Varadarajulu, Medical Director of Centre for Interventional Endoscopy, Florida Hospital, Orlando spoke at the session while concluding that, “experts are looking to develop Endoscopic ET scans and MRI scans too. The reason is EUS is very accurate and specific.”