Welcome to The SAGES Surgical WIKI

SAGES launched its member-generated Wiki in 2010 and it quickly grew into a resource accessed by more than 2,500 people/month seeking advanced and accurate definitions of all types of minimally invasive surgery and diseases treated by minimally invasive surgery.

As part of the recent overhaul to SAGES web properties, the SAGES Wiki has been moved to a new home on the SAGES site. In addition to moving more than 75 member-generated articles back to the main SAGES web site, we have also completely changed the way members can interact with the Wiki:

  • It’s easier than ever to become a contributor! Simply log in with your member account and head over the Wiki pages. Use the “Create A New Wiki” button on the right sidebar to add your own article.
  • If you see a way to improve an existing article, simply click the Edit tab at the top of the article and make your edits.
  • Want to discuss an article? All logged-in SAGES members can now comment on an article using the Discussion tab at the top of the article and post away.

Recommended Wiki: Meckel’s Diverticulectomy

Embryology: Meckel diverticulum is a remnant of the embryonic yolk sac, also known as the omphalomesenteric duct or vitelline duct. This duct connects the yolk sac to the gut in a developing embryo and provides nutrition until the placenta has reached its full capabilities. At week five to week seven of gestation, the duct will separate from the intestine. Pathophysiology: If this separation does not occur, residual structures will remain. The most common of these residual structures is Meckel diverticulum, a 3-6 cm outpouching of the ileum along the antimesenteric border 50-75 cm from the ileocecal valve. Epidemiology: It is the most common congenital GI anomaly, occurring in 2-3% of infants. The rule of 2s is often cited as Meckel’s diverticula generally occurs in 2% of the population, are present within 2 feet of the ileocecal valve, are two inches long, are twice as common in males as in females,… Continue Reading »