Type: Posters

A rare case of Hepatic Flexure Diverticulitis after pelvic laparoscopy and review of literature for management.

Aniket K Sakharpe, MD, MPH, Jakub Wilhelm, MD, Nida Mumtaz, BS, Abdul Badr, MD, Robert Bloch, MD, FACS, Leopoldo Baccaro, MD, George Ibrahim, MD. Drexel University and Easton Hospital. Diverticulosis commonly affects the geriatric patients, 10-15% of whom ultimately develop diverticulitis. Diverticulitis has many known complications, such as the formation of phlegmon, fistulas, bowel obstruction, […]

Partial splenectomy in the management of blunt splenic trauma

Hamdy S Abd Allah, PhD. Gastrointestinal Surgery Unit, General Surgery Department, Faculty Of Medicine, Tanta University. Background: A ruptured spleen caused by blunt abdominal injury was often treated by splenectomy. Overwhelming post-splenectomy infection occurs in 1.4% of all such cases and the mortality is about 50-80%. There is a hard evidence to support the concept […]

Natural Orifice Endoscopic Drainage of Perforated Duodenal Ulcer

Sam Pakraftar, MD, Chris Dwyer, MD, Harry W Sell, MD, Kurt Stahlfeld, MD. UPMC Mercy. Objective of the study/technique: To determine whether natural orifice drainage of perforated ulcer disease is feasible. Description of the methods: To treat a peforated duodenal ulcer associated with a large abcess cavity in the lesser sac in a patient who […]

The study of the thrombophilic risk factors in the patients with hypercoagulable state underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy

Ke Gong, MD, Yankai Zhang, MD, Nengwei Zhang, MD, Dexiao Du, MD. Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Capital Medical University. Background: Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy (LC) is the worldwide gold standard operation for gallstone disease. The use of LC in the patients with hypercoagulable state who suffered from gall stones may pose problems because of the comorbid conditions that […]

Preoperative repeat endoscopy for colorectal cancer: Attitudes, perceptions and practices of General Surgeons

M. Carolina Jimenez, MD, MSc, Arash Azin, HBSc, Fady Saleh, MD, MPH, FRCSC, Adam Diamant, BSc, MSc, Timothy D Jackson, MD, MPH, FRCSC, Allan Okrainec, MDCM, MHPE, FACS, FRCSC, Fayez A Quereshy, MD, MBA, FRCSC. Division of General Surgery, Toronto Western Hospital, University Health Network, University of Toronto. Introduction: Colorectal cancer (CRC) remains the third […]

Advanced Laparoscopic Fellowship Training Decreases Conversion Rates During Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Acute Biliary Diseases

Cheguevara Afaneh, MD, Jonathan Abelson, MD, Barrie Rich, MD, Gregory Dakin, MD, Raza Zarnegar, MD, Philip S Barie, MD, MBA, Thomas J Fahey III, MD, Alfons Pomp, MD. Department of Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. INTRODUCTION: The purpose of our study was to compare outcomes of surgeons who have completed additional training in […]

Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy: Lessons Learned. The Baylor Experience 1997 – 2012

Anuj Mahajan, MD, Matthew Westmoreland, MD, David Arnold, MD, David Vanderpool, MD. Baylor University Medical Center, Division Minimally Invasive Surgery. Background: Laparoscopic Heller myotomy has become the surgical procedure of choice for the treatment of esophageal achalasia. A certain percentage of patients will develop recurrent symptoms and require further surgical treatment. The purpose of this […]

Management of an unusual case of lower gastro-intestinal bleeding: ulcerated choledochocele

E Ray-Offor, MBBS, FWACS, DMAS, S N Elenwo, MBBS, FWACS, P O Igwe, MBBS. University of Port-Harcourt Teaching Hospital Port-Harcourt Rivers State Nigeria. Background: Choledochal cyst is an uncommon condition of the extrabiliary tract with or without involvement of the intrahepatic biliary duct. The dilation of the distal extrabiliary tract in the region of the […]

Succesful Medical Management of Gastric After Minimally Invasive Three Fields Esofagectomy by Achalasia Megaesophagus

Evelyn Dorado, DR, Andres Romero, DR. Fundacion Clinica Valle Del Lili Cali Colombia.  INTRODUCTION Achalasia is a disease that affects men and women equally, although it is not yet clear etiology, progression to a megaesophagus is evident in the terminal stages of the disease. In advanced cases esophagectomy is the best option for these patients. […]

Insufficient Weight Loss and Weight Regain After Bariatric Operation. Does Laparoscopic Biliopancreatic Diversion with Duodenal Switch Stand the Test of Time?

Iswanto Sucandy, MD, Andres Samayoa, MD, Fernando Bonanni, MD, FACS, Gintaras Antanavicius, MD, FACS. Abington Memorial Hospital, PA. Introduction Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) has been challenged by insufficient weight loss and weight regain, especially in superobese patients (BMI >50 kg/m2). These unsatisfactory outcomes frequently lead to revisional procedures, in order to maintain the benefit of […]

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