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: Minimally Invasive Approach to Pediatric Pancreatic Pseudocysts

Author: Meagan Evangelista, MD Candidate, Class of 2017; Editor: Danielle Walsh, MD Introduction While a pancreatic injury and illness are rare in the pediatric population, episodes of pancreatitis predispose to the development of a pseudocyst. Pseudocysts distinctly lack an epithelial lining, separating them from true cysts.1 Due to the rarity of pediatric pancreatic pseudocysts, there are still different opinions on optimal management. Additionally, advances in minimally invasive techniques have altered the management. The two most common etiologies of pancreatic pseudocysts in the pediatric population remain acute pancreatitis and blunt abdominal trauma.2 Traumatic injury causes over sixty percent of pancreatic pseudocyst formation and the majority are a result of abdominal impact with the handlebars of bicycles, followed secondly by falls.3 A smaller percentage of pediatric pancreatic pseudocysts are idiopathic and may be related to ductal anomalies such as pancreatic divisum.4,5 Formation of a pancreatic pseudocyst evolves over several weeks following ductal… Continue Reading »

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