SAGES 2008


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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Polypropylene mesh (PPM) or Light weight mesh (LWM) in inguinal hernia surgery (TEP)- results of a prospective randomized controlled study

Objectives of study-Mesh application in endoscopic hernia surgery is universal. Textile, weight and pore size of mesh continue to be debated. LWMs with larger pores seem to address the concerns of host response. Aim of this study was to evaluate the advantages if any of LWMs over PPMs in totally extraperitoneal (TEP) repair of inguinal… Continue Reading »

Single Port Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: A 106 Patient Uk Review

Harpreet S Mangat, Dr, Elaine Yip, Dr, Sarah Onida, Dr, Yuen Soon, Mr. Royal Surrey County Hospital, United Kingdom Introduction In the past decade, the laparoscopic approach has gained increasing popularity as a surgical treatment for inguinal hernias. Single port laparoscopic surgery (SPLS) has been developed over the last decade, but has been popularised over… Continue Reading »

Construct Validity of Assessing Technical Skills of Trainees After Repetition in Simulated Laparoscopic Surgery

AimsAssessing and appraising laparoscopic technical skills is a topical issue. To date there has been little attempt to comprehensively assess both human or computer based assessment tools after repetition of a task/procedure. In this study we aim to compare these different assessment tools in repeated simulated laparoscopic cholecystectomy. MethodsThree groups of trainees were prospectively recruited:… Continue Reading »

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