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: Pancreatic Incidentaloma

Introduction Over the past several years, there have been significant advances in imaging techniques that have resulted in marked improvement in pancreatic imaging. These advances are not limited to a single imaging modality but have occurred in a broad spectrum of modalities that include CT scan, MRI and ultrasound techniques. Such progress has had a very noticeable impact in leading to better diagnosis and staging of pancreatic malignant neoplasms as well as a significant decrease in the number of unnecessary exploratory and staging surgery for those patients with unresectable or metastatic malignant disease. Furthermore, in experienced centers today, it is quite uncommon to start a pancreatic resective procedure for cancer of the pancreas without a definite diagnosis of malignancy. The inherent consequence of the development of more sensitive imaging studies however, is the incidental discovery of lesions that are asymtpomatic. Hence the term of “pancreatic incidentaloma” which refers to those… Continue Reading »

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