Pancreatic cysts from diagnosis to management: Challenges and upd | 20177
Journal of Hepatology and Gastrointestinal disorders

Journal of Hepatology and Gastrointestinal disorders
Open Access

ISSN: 2475-3181


Pancreatic cysts from diagnosis to management: Challenges and updates

17th International Conference on Gastroenterology and Hepatology

September 03-04, 2018 Dubai, UAE

Emad S Aljahdli

King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia

Scientific Tracks Abstracts: J Hepatol Gastroint Dis

Abstract :

Cystic pancreatic neoplasms are being found with increasing prevalence, especially in elderly asymptomatic individuals. The overall risk of malignancy is very low. Associated with a significant degree of anxiety and further medical investigation due to concerns about malignancy. The increasing numbers of cases we are seeing is in part related to the increased awareness of their existence. Increased use of cross-sectional imaging (CT and MRI), which had led to accidental discovery of many pancreatic cysts. Nonetheless, because of the known malignant potential of this diagnosis, their identification generates anxiety, need for subsequent imaging, and sometimes invasive testing or surgery. In this presentation, I will discuss the different types of pancreatic cysts(benign and malignant) and the risk of developing pancreatic cancer in each of them. Also, I will discuss the current diagnostic modalities and management approach. The presentation will also shed light on ongoing research and clinical trials on erous cystadenoma, IPMN, mucinous, and pseudo cysts in improving the diagnostic yield that will help to treat patients better y avoiding unnecessary surgery.

Biography :

Emad S. Aljahdli is currently serving as an Assistant professor of Internal Medicine at King Abdul Aziz University Hospital in Jeddah. He is also the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program Director at King Abdul Aziz University Hospital. Prof. Emad S. Aljahdli is certified with CFMG certified American Board of Internal Medicine Certified and American Board of Gastroenterology Certified. He graduated from King Abdul Aziz University Medical school in 2015.