SAGES 2008

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Surgical Spring Week
April 9-12, 2008
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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SAGES 2008 Abstracts and Posters

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What is the definition of “conversion” in laparoscopic surgery among colorectal surgeons? a survey among SAGES and ASCRS

Background: Various definitions are used in the literature to define conversion, rendering comparison among studies difficult. A web-based and postal survey was conducted among colorectal surgeons representing the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) regarding their definition of conversion during laparoscopic colorectal surgery… Continue Reading »

Preoperative self-Expandable Metalic Stent insertion for colon and rectum

Purpose: In the treatment of obstructive colorectal cancer, we should relieve ileus in the same time that we pursue improvement of operative curability and safety. To avoid emergency operation and to perform elective surgery without stoma creation after improvement of patientsf general condition, we use self-Expandable Metallic Stent (EMS) placement. We report the result of… Continue Reading »

Assessment and COMPARISON OF digital image quality for peritoneoscopy USING THE flexible endoscope AND the rigid LAPAROSCOPE FOR NOTES PROCEDURES

Introduction: Although NOTES peritoneoscopy has been widely performed, the image quality acquired with flexible endoscopes has never been directly compared with the current gold standard of the rigid laparoscope. The purpose of the current study was to assess and compare the image quality derived from the flexible endoscope versus the rigid laparoscope during exploratory peritoneoscopy.… Continue Reading »

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