SAGES 2010


12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery
April 14 – 17, 2010
Landover, Maryland USA (just outside of Washington, DC)
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

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SAGES 2010 Abstracts and Posters

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How Reliable Is Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Compared to Open Surgery for Octogenarians?

Background: Considering today’s increased longevity in the elderly population, and the increased size of that population major abdominal intervention is more frequently performed in octogenarians.Objective: To compare the surgical and postoperative outcomes of laparoscopic colorectal resections to open surgery in the octogenarian population. Methods: A retrospective analysis based on a prospectively maintained database of octogenarians… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopic Total Mesorectal Excision for Middle and Low Rectal Adenocarcinoma with or Without Sphincter Preservation: A Prospective Study

Background: Reports on laparoscopic total mesorectum excision (TME) for cancer are often retrospective and contain heterogeneous patients who had several types of resection (i.e., anterior resection, low anterior resection, all or partially laparoscopic). The goal of this study was to assess the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness with respect to perioperative and oncological outcomes in two… Continue Reading »

Endoscopic Unroofing of a Postraumatic Splenic Cyst Through a Transumbilical Single Port Access

Laparoscopic approach is the gold standard for treatment of symptomatic splenic cysts and unroofing is the best accepted procedure . There is currently a trend to reduce the invasiveness of minimally invasive procedures. Single port access is alternative to conventional laparoscopy but no reports have yet been published in relation to splenic cysts. AIM: To… Continue Reading »

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