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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Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy

INTRODUCTION: A laparoscopic approach to pancreatic disease is increasingly performed although its ultimate benefit is yet to be confirmed. Laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy with or without splenectomy is gradually gaining acceptance as an alternative to open resection in selected patients. The aim of this study is to report our initial institution experience with laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy… Continue Reading »

Results of Laparoscopic Common Bile Duct Exploration: Prospective Randomized Trial

V.V. Grubnik, Prof, O.I. Tkachenko, O.L. Kovalchuk. Odessa State Medical University Background. The majority of surgeons in East European countries prefer to perform open procedures in patients with choledocholithiasis. The aim of this study was to analyze safety and benefits of laparoscopic common bile duct (CBD) exploration compared to open. Methods: Prospective randomized trial was… Continue Reading »

What is the benefit of the laparoscopic approach to restorative proctocolectomy? a comparative study

Restorative proctocolectomy (RPC)is one of the more complex operations in colon and rectal surgery.It has evolved extensively and the most recent controversy is the adoption of the laparoscopic approach.There is limited short-term data comparing the open and laparoscopic approach for RPC.This is a comparative study for the short-term outcomes and impact on closure of loop… Continue Reading »

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