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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Defining Measurements of the Ileocolic and Inferior Mesenteric Vessels By Contrast-enhanced CT: Implications for Vascular Pedicle Ligation During Colectomy

Introduction: Recent technical refinements in laparoscopic colectomy include widespread use of energy devices to control the mesenteric vascular pedicle instead of sutures, clips or staplers. Available devices are approved to seal a variety of vessel sizes, but none is approved for vessels over 7mm, and the actual diameter of these vessels has not been well-defined… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia in the Elderly: A Safe Option

Introduction: To assess the early outcomes of laparoscopic ventral hernia repair in the elderly.Methods and Procedures: An operating room database of all laparoscopic ventral hernias performed between April 2001 to April 2009 was analyzed retrospectively. Patients were divided into two main groups: Group 1 (patients <65 years of age) and Group 2 (patients > to… Continue Reading »

In Vivo Fluorescence Imaging of Staphylococcus Aureus Biologic Mesh Infection – a 30 Day Analysis

BACKGROUND: Infection in the setting of hernia repair poses a difficult challenge, and biologic mesh might perform favorably in this setting. The specific response of different biologic mesh constructs to infection is unclear. Using fluorescent-labeled bacteria and innovative in vivo imaging quantitative bacterial analysis, we evaluated the response of two biologic mesh prosthetics to staphylococcus… Continue Reading »

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