SAGES 2009

April 22 – 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona

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SAGES 2009 Abstracts and Posters

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Laparoscopic Paraesophageal Hernia Repair in a Patient With Situs Inversus

Pradeep Pallati, MBBS, Sumeet Mittal, MBBS FACS, Tommy Lee, MD FRCSC. Creighton University Medical Center   Situs inversus is a rare disorder that affects 1 in 10,000 people. Several cases of successful laparoscopic cholecystectomy and even nissen fundoplication are described in the literature, but none with paraesophageal hernia. Here, we present our technique of laparoscopic… Continue Reading »

Telesimulation in Africa: An Effective Method for Teaching the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery in Developing Countries

Introduction: Several challenges exist with laparoscopic skills training in developing countries including long travel distances required by mentors for onsite teaching. Telesimulation (TS) is a novel concept that uses the internet to link simulators between an instructor and trainee in different locations. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of telesimulation for… Continue Reading »

Evaluation of Abdominal Wall Remodeling Following Ventral Hernia Formation in a Rodent Model

David M Krpata, MD, Karem C Harth, MD, Jeffrey A Blatnik, MD, Michael J Rosen, MD. Case Comprehensive Hernia Center, University Hospitals Case Medical Center   Introduction: Mediating abdominal wall function, the linea alba is a major tendinous insertion for abdominal wall musculature. When tendons are severed in limb muscles, changes classic for disuse atrophy… Continue Reading »

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