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: Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Children

Overview Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is broadly classified into two major disorders: Crohn’s Disease (regional enteritis) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC). Crohn’s disease (CD) can affect any portion of the alimentary tract from mouth to anus while UC affects only the colon. The two disorders have unique pathologic and clinical characteristics though at times, distinction between the two can present a diagnostic challenge. Surgical decision making thus depends upon an accurate diagnosis so that appropriate counseling may be provided and the appropriate intervention recommended. The detailed diagnostic algorithm of IBD in children is beyond the scope of this topic. It is made through thoughtful collaboration between the Pediatrician and Gastroenterologist with additional input and guidance provided by a Pediatric Radiologist, Pathologist and Surgeon. Diagnosis is made with a thorough review of the clinical history, analysis of IBD specific laboratory panels (inflammatory markers, nutritional labs and antibody testing), diagnostic imaging and upper… Continue Reading »

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