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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Laparoscopic Revisional Fundoplication with Primary Sutured Closure and Prosthetic Reinforcement: A Retrospective Study

Background: Despite the good results reported after laparoscopic fundoplication, failure is still a major problem. Hiatal disruption is one of the common patterns of anatomicalfailure, after primary open or laparoscopic antireflux surgery. To prevent hiatal hernia recurrence some authors recommend the use of prosthetic meshes for reinforcement of the hiatal crura. The aim of the… Continue Reading »

Does Speed Matter? the Impact of Operative Time on Outcomes in Laparoscopic Surgery

INTRODUCTION: Controversy exists over the importance of operative time on patient outcomes. It is unclear whether faster is better or haste makes waste or similarly whether slower procedures represent a safe meticulous approach or inexperienced dawdling. The objective of the present study was to determine the effect of operative time on 30-day outcomes in laparoscopic… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopic Liver Resection for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis

Purpose: The application of minimally invasive surgery to liver malignancies remains controversial and difficult, especially in case of liver cirrhosis. We report the preliminary experience of 24 consecutive laparoscopic hepatectomies for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC) and liver cirrhosis to assess the feasibility and initial surgical outcome of laparoscopic liver resection.Materials and Methods: Patients with HCC… Continue Reading »

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