SAGES 2009

April 22 – 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona

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SAGES 2009 Abstracts and Posters

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Use of Laparoscopic Intra-corporeal Suturing in Esophagojejonostomy for Re-establishing Gastrointestinal Continuity After Gastrectomy: Report of Two Consecutive Cases

Acute gastric volvulus secondary to paraesophageal hiatal hernia can be a life-threatening condition, causing gastric necrosis, perforation and sepsis. Emergency surgery with total or partial proximal gastrectomy, obligates the patient to a second challenging procedure to re-establish gastrointestinal continuity. Laparoscopic esophagojejunostomy is a technically demanding procedure; this is especially true when the procedure is the… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Management of Biliary Ascariasis on a 2 Year Old

Objective: To present a case report of a 2 year old female diagnosed with biliary ascariasis and was managed by laparoscopy and endoscopy. This is a case of a 2 year old female who presented with abdominal pain, fever and jaundice. On abdominal ultrasound, there was tubular echogenic structures at the common bile duct. Working… Continue Reading »

Updated Experience with Minimally Invasive Esophagectomy At an Academic Institution: Comparison Between Open and Laparoscopic Transhiatal Approaches

Objective: Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) is increasingly being incorporated into armamentarium of different techniques for esophagectomy. We report our initial experience with MIE and compare the outcomes to patients who underwent traditional TH approach. Method: A retrospective review was conducted of 14 patients who underwent MIE at a single academic institution from January 2008 to… Continue Reading »

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