SAGES 2009

April 22 – 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona

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Preliminary Results of New Minimally Invasive Technique in Peripheral Vascular Diseases: Intramuscular Injection of Extracts of Laparoscopically Harvested Omentum in Limbs of Patients With Buerger’s Disease

Ali Aminian, MD, Rasoul Mirsharifi, MD. Tehran University of Medical Sciences   INTRODUCTION: Salvage of limbs affected by Buerger's disease has been a dilemma for surgeons. Reconstructive procedures are usually not possible and sympathectomy relieves vasospasm only in the early stages. Limb amputation often is the only available management option. Previous reports demonstrated acceptable results… Continue Reading »

Randomized Controlled Trial: Comparing the Effect of Two High Fidelity Computer Games on the Learning Curve in Laparoscopic Surgery

INTRODUCTION: There is no clear consensus on the effect of computer games on laparoscopic surgical performance, this maybe due to the type of games used. This study aims to compare two high fidelity computer games, and their effect on the learning curve in laparoscopic surgery.METHODS AND PROCEDURES: 31 laparoscopic naïve subjects were randomly assigned to… Continue Reading »

Peroral Transgastric Cholecystectomy:a Case Report of Two Human Patients

Aim: NOTES represents an emerging technology, including under its umbrella a variety of approaches and combinations. We present 2 human patients who underwent transgastric cholecystectomy. Methods: In April 2008, 2 patients underwent transgastric cholecystectomy at our institute. The procedure entailed the use of a double-channel endoscope, a 3-mm umbilical port for retraction of gall bladder… Continue Reading »

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