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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How should we divide the distal rectum in laparoscopic low anterior resection of the rectum?

INTRODUCTION: The risk of anastomotic leak in the laparoscopic colorectal resection with the Double Stapling Technique (DST) increases when the endo-linearstapler (ELS) is used more than three times in dividing the distal rectum. The anastomotic breakdown may be caused by the low blood perfusion at the site of gStaple on Stapleh. Therefore, it is important… Continue Reading »

The Trans-Gastric Endoscopic Rendez-vous Technique (TGER) for Removal of Eroded Non-Adjustable Gastric Bands

Introduction:The application of the nonadjustable gastric band for the treatment of morbid obesity was common in the 1980s. Unfortunately, it was associated with an unacceptable re-operative rate with numerous post-operative complications such as gastric erosion. Removing an eroded gastric band is fraught with difficulty secondary to the extensive inflammatory response around the proximal stomach and… Continue Reading »

Presentations of Young Colon Cancer Patients: A Comparative Study

Traditionally studies on colon cancer in younger patients have focused on treatment and outcomes. Less is known regarding younger patients’ symptoms at presentation and methods of diagnosis. The purpose of this study was to compare the presentations of colon cancer patients under 50 versus their over 50 cohorts.The tumor registry database was used to compare… Continue Reading »

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