Following the trend on day two, multiple issues related to EUS are being discussed in Asian EUS Congress 2017. On the second day of the EUS congress, a session was held on the role of EUS technique in Tissue Acquisition. Many experts threw light on the important factors and also shared the information about the research work related to this topic.
Dr Angels Gines from Hospital Clinic Barcelona, Spain, was one of the moderators of the session. While explaining the background of the session, she said, “Tissue acquisition is the one most important issues in EUS. That’s why it is important to discuss this factor. Medical practitioners need tissues for various clinical diagnostic tests. And therefore, we need to think about how we can optimize the tissue acquisition process with EUS technique.”
Dr S Rana from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh, India discussed if Rapid Onsite Evaluation (ROSE) is useful. He also listed the challenges in using ROSE. “Time and cost of Cythopathologists in ROSE is a challenge. Time of Anesthesia has to be taken into consideration. ROSE requires a higher dose of narcotics. One major concern is that the Equivocal on-site diagnosis may prematurely end the procedure,” Dr Rana said.
Dr Shyam Varadarajulu spoke about the sizes of needles used in EUS procedure to acquire tissues. He also threw light on the characteristics of various types of needle and informed the audience about the utility of needles.
Dr Masayuki Kitano and Dr Charing Chong also moderated the session.