‘Proper guidelines must be followed to diagnosis and treat pancreatic cyst’

One of the important sessions, 'Mekong Symposium' at the Asian EUS Congress 2017, was on the subject of discussing different cases dealing with clinical challenges of diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cyst, in the Mekong region, in South East Asia, it specifically has to deal with bile duct tumour

‘Proper guidelines must be followed to diagnosis and treat pancreatic cyst’

A conference that was held at Reniassance Conventional Centre in Powai on Thursday addressed various issues about Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS).

One of the important sessions, ‘Mekong Symposium’ at the conference was about discussing different cases dealing with clinical challenges of diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cyst. The session was moderated by Dr Nonthalee Pausawasdi, Dr Thawee Ratanchuek, Dr Nwe Ni and Dr Rungsun Rerknirmitr.

“Proper guidelines are to be followed when it comes to diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cyst. That’s the focus of my talk at the session,” said Dr Nonthalee Pausawasdi, who chaired the session. She categorically discussed the different guidelines for the management of pancreatic cyst in 2017.

‘Proper guidelines must be followed to diagnosis and treat pancreatic cyst’
Dr Nonthalee Pausawasdi

She said, “EUS is a very important intervention. It let’s us get the minutest of details like it let’s us study the fluids from the cyst also.”

The Mekong region, specifically has to deal with bile duct tumour. “As endocrinologists we focus on early detection and screening whereas oncologists focus on treatment of ailments. So the focus in Thailand has been on identifying the high risk population. Furthermore, to prevent the population from falling pray to bile- duct tumour.”