April 22 – 25, 2009
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SAGES 2009 Abstracts and Posters
INTRODUCTION: TEM is a natural orifice minimally invasive treatment option used to excise a variety of rectal lesions. The procedure requires dilatation of the anal canal to allow placement of the 40mm operating scope, which has the potential for overstretching the sphincter musculature. This combined with partial resection of the rectum and the subsequent loss… Continue Reading »
In the case of an extended hepatectomy, percutaneous transhepatic portal vein embolization (PTPE) is necessary for a metastatic liver tumor, in order to enlarge the remnant liver. In a case with a giant tumor occuping the right lobe, PTPE would unavoidably injury the remnant liver. There is a method to perform portal vein branch ligation… Continue Reading »
Surgical Management of Duodenal Perforations After Ercp: the Crucial Role of a Retroperitoneal Approach.
Sergio Alfieri, MD, Fausto Rosa, MD, Caterina Cina, MD, Antonio P Tortorelli, MD, Vincenzo Perri, MD, Guido Costamagna, MD, Giovanni B Doglietto, MD. Department of Digestive Surgery, Catholic University, "A. Gemelli” Hospital ABSTRACT IntroductionEndoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP) combined with endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) has become a common procedure worldwide in the era of minimally invasive… Continue Reading »