SAGES 2009

April 22 – 25, 2009
Phoenix, Arizona

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SAGES 2009 Abstracts and Posters

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Measuring Tissue Oximetry As a Method for Evaluating Acute Tissue Response to Compression

INTRODUCTIONTissue percent oxygenation levels are affected by the amount of compression applied, the purpose of this study was to develop a method to evaluate the change in tissue oxygen saturation level during compression and uncompression. During surgery, tissue is compressed for various reasons, including grasping, manipulation and stapling. Excessive compression may irreparably damage tissue causing… Continue Reading »

The Impact of Gastric Tip Necrosis on Clinical Outcomes Following Esophagectomy.

IntroductionAnastomotic complications are frequently encountered in the setting of esophagectomy, with leak rates ranging from 10-20%. Complete necrosis of the gastric tip is a rare complication that can be associated with significant morbidity and impairment of quality of life. In the current study, we evaluated the perioperative outcomes of patients who developed gastric tip necrosis… Continue Reading »

A Tertiary Centre Experience in Laparoscopic Repair of Primay and Recurrent Hiatus Hernia in 1125 Cases

Title: Laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery for primary and recurrent hiatus hernia in a tertiary referral centre in 1125 casesMethod: Retrospective analysis of laparoscopic antireflux surgery performed under one consultant in an Upper GI tertiary referral centre. Referral pattern, learning curve, specialist training and late outcomes were analysed for all anti-reflux surgery from January 1996 to December… Continue Reading »

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