SAGES 2012


March 7 – 10, 2012
San Diego Convention Center

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Utility and Accuracy of Endobronchial Ultrasound As a Diagnostic and Staging Tool for the Evaluation of Mediastinal Adenopathy

Rebecca J Johnson, MD, J E Stephenson, MD FACS, C Schammel, PhD, B L Johnson, MS, K Banks, S Hutcheson, W Wall, W D Bolton, MD. Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center   Objective of Study: Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) is a technique for mediastinal evaluation which is less invasive than cervical mediastinoscopy, the traditional gold… Continue Reading »

Preliminary Results of New Minimally Invasive Technique in Peripheral Vascular Diseases: Intramuscular Injection of Extracts of Laparoscopically Harvested Omentum in Limbs of Patients With Buerger’s Disease

Ali Aminian, MD, Rasoul Mirsharifi, MD. Tehran University of Medical Sciences   INTRODUCTION: Salvage of limbs affected by Buerger's disease has been a dilemma for surgeons. Reconstructive procedures are usually not possible and sympathectomy relieves vasospasm only in the early stages. Limb amputation often is the only available management option. Previous reports demonstrated acceptable results… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopic Repair of Diastasis of Recti

C Palanivelu, P Senthilnathan, P Praveen Raj, R Parthasarthi, P S Rajan, V Vaithiswaran, Singh Jasmeet, Jai Ganesh. GEM Hospital & Research Centre    IntroductionRectus abdominis diastasis or divarication of recti is a term used to define the split between the two rectus abdominis muscles. It is common in pregnancy and persists in 30-60% of… Continue Reading »

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