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Pancreatic Cyst Ablation: Ready for Prime Time? | March 2022
Release Date: January 29, 2022
Viewing Time:
1.5 hours

Pancreatic cysts represent a growing public health dilemma, particularly as our population ages and cross-sectional imaging becomes more widespread. Mucinous cysts are precancerous and carry the potential of developing into pancreatic cancer, which carries an extremely poor prognosis.  Determining which cysts will develop cancer may be challenging, and surgical resection of the pancreas carries significant morbidity.  Endoscopic ultrasound-guided chemoablation of neoplastic pancreatic cysts is a minimally invasive and evolving technique with different approaches which have varying levels of efficacy and safety.  The goal of this seminar is to review the rationale for cyst ablation and discuss prior and current research on cyst ablation techniques as well as reviewing efficacy, indications, contraindications, and optimal patient selection.

Release Date: March 25, 2022
Viewing Time: 1.5 hours

Learning Objectives
  1. Define the background and rationale for EUS-guided pancreatic cyst chemoablation.
  2. Review the indications and contraindications for EUS-guided pancreatic cyst chemoablation with special attention to which patients make good candidates.
  3. Describe the technique of EUS-guided pancreatic cyst chemoablation
  4. Review the ideal features of a pancreatic cyst ablation program including multidisciplinary evaluation, patient follow-up, and quality assurance.
  5. List reported adverse events from pancreatic cyst ablation and their potential management.

Matthew T. Moyer MD, MS, FASGE
Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Cancer Institute, Next-Generation Therapies
Penn State Cancer Institute
Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA   

John M. DeWitt MD, FASGE
Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
IU School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

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Availability: On-Demand
Cost: FREE
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