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: Pediatric Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy

INTRODUCTION Pediatric surgeons are seeing adrenal disease with increased frequency. The objective of adrenal surgery is to completely resect the tumor, resulting in removal of the malignancy and normalization of endocrine function. Surgical approach is based on likely pathology of the adrenal mass, presence of bilateral masses, and the surgeon’s preference. Laparoscopic adrenal resection provides an attractive alternative to the open approach in children. Laparoscopic adrenalectomy for pediatric patients has only recently been described and the small body habitus of patients makes this surgery more technically challenging (Gagner et al, 1992). Although normally benign in the pediatric population, pheochromocytomas and neuroblastomas are seen with physiologic changes. Neuroblastomas are often large and infiltrative, making laparoscopic removal more difficult. Nevertheless, laparoscopic adrenalectomies have been shown to be successfully performed on the pediatric population with benefits in shorter hospitalization and rapid resumption of diet (Iwanaka et Al, 2001) as well as being more… Continue Reading »

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