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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Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Drainage for Pancreatic Abscesses

INTRODUCTION: Endoscopic pseudocyst drainage is well documented, but few series describe endoscopic drainage of pancreatic abscesses. Abscesses are complications of pancreatitis, presenting with sepsis and/or peritonitis. We report the feasibility and efficacy of natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery for pancreatic abscesses. METHODS: We reviewed consecutively treated patients (1994-2007). Approaches alone or in combination were: (1)… Continue Reading »

Gastric Staple Line Buttressing Using Seamguard® in Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass : A Prospective Randomized Trial

Philippe A Topart, MD, Guillaume Becouarn, MD. Societe de Chirurgie Viscerale, Clinique de l'Anjou Objectives : To evaluate the impact of the systematic reinforcement of the gastric staple line with Seamguard® (absorbable polyglycolic acid:trimethylene carbonate) on per and postoperative blood loss and as a secondary endpoint on the frequency of gastric leaks after Roux-en-Y gastric… Continue Reading »

Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic Colectomy for Colon Cancer: Early Clinical and Oncologic Outcomes Comparison with Case-Matched Open Colectomies.

Purpose: To evaluate short term clinical and oncologic outcomes of hand-assisted laparoscopic (HAL) colectomy for cancer compared with case matched open colectomies.Methods: All 168 HAL colorectal procedures performed at out institution between August 2002 and August 2006 were review. Rectal procedures and colectomies performed for benign disease were excluded. Thirty-seven colon cancers remained for analysis.… Continue Reading »

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