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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Laparoscopic Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair

Yoshikazu Hashimoto, MD, Toshiyuki Mori, MD, Kouitirou Kojima, MD, Nobutsugu Abe, MD, Osamu Yanagida, MD, Tadahiko Masi, MD, Masanori Sugiyama, MD. Kyorin University Congenital diaphragmatic hernias occur through embryologic defects in the diaphragm. A subset of adults (about10%) may present with a congenital hernia undetected during childhood. In adulthood, they are diagnosed incidentally or when… Continue Reading »

Optical Trocar Peritoneal Entry Is Safe and Compares Favorably to the Open Technique

Vedra A Augenstein, MD, Ryan C Phillips, Thomas C Yonce, Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD PhD FACS. Carolinas Medical Center Background: The optimal method of intraabdominal access during laparoscopic surgery is still being debated. Access with optical trocars has been demonstrated to be faster, associated with a lower incidence of wound infections, trocar hernias and smaller incisions… Continue Reading »

Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (T.E.M) treatment of rectal cancer: A comparision of outcomes with and without neoadjuvant radiation therapy

Introduction: Improved tumor downstaging and complete response rates of rectal cancer treated with neoadjuvant therapy have been observed. There has been concern that the detrimental, local effect of radiation makes this approach unsuitable for excision. We compared 2 groups of patients undergoing comparable TEM surgery, with and without neoadjuvant radiation. Methods: All patients undergoing TEM… Continue Reading »

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