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, […]

Operating in the Comfort Zone: Interns Perform Better with Straight over Articulating Instruments

Bethany R Lowndes, Bernadette McCrory, PhD, Chad A LaGrange, MD, David R Farley, MD, Raaj K Ruparel, MD, Yazan N AlJamal, MBBS, Susan Hallbeck, PhD. Mayo Clinic, University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Introduction: Laparoendoscopic Single-Site surgery (LESS) is a surgical technique performed using a single, small incision typically within the […]

Equipment Variation in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy

Ayman E Ahmed, MBBS, Sayeed Ikramuddin, MD, Susan M Walters, RN, H. Tracy Davido, MD. University of Minnesota. Introduction: Healthcare costs continue to rise while reimbursements are decreasing; furthermore, these reimbursements are increasingly tied to quality outcome metrics. Therefore, methods of improving operative efficiency, consistency and cost reduction are imperative. Prior studies have delineated process variation as a determinant […]

A Case of Laparoscopic Colectomy for Intestinal Necrosis After TAE to Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Takuya Yamaguchi, MD. Mimihara General Hospital.  A 65-year-old man visited our hospital for melena. Enhanced computed tomography(CT )could not reveal the bleeding site at emergency room. He admitted our hospital on the day. Over night,he bleeds several times. On the next day, Enhanced CT revealed extravasation of contrast medium at around hepatic flexure of the […]

Totally Laparoscopic Right Hepatectomy with modified liver hanging technique

Gadiyaram Srikanth, MCh, Neel Shetty, DNB. Institute of Gastroenterology, Global Hospitals, Bangalore. Background: Challenges of liver manipulation,parenchymal transection and hemostasis were hurdles in the progress of laparoscopic hepatectomy.Major hepatic resections demand a high level of surgical skill.Herein we report a 57 year old male patient who is a follow up case of adenocarcinoma of rectum […]

The Effect of Caffeine on Laparoscopic Skills Performance in Simulated Settings

Vincent Quan, BSc, Badriya S Alaraimi, MD, Walid Elbakbak, MSc, Amina Bouhelal, MSc, Ana Gavrila, BSc, Bijendra Patel, FRCS. Barts Cancer Institute – Queen Mary University of London, Academic Department of Upper GI Surgery – Barts and The London NHS Trust. Introduction Coffee is commonly consumed by many surgeons due to its suspected effect on […]

Laparoscopic Liver Resection: an Early Experience in a Resource Limited Country

Tsiiregzen Enkh-Amgalan, MD, Jigjidsuren Chinburen, MD, Katie M Wells, MD, Erdenebileg Taivanbaatar, MD, Gurbadam Unenbat, MD, Dagvadorj Munkhbat, MD, Erdene-Ochir Dulguun, MD, Raymond Price, MD. National Cancer Center of Mongolia, University of Utah Center for Global Surgery, Intermountain Health Care. Introduction: Mongolia has the highest mortality rate of liver cancer in the world (six times […]

Self Expandable Metal Stents (sems) as an Alternative Treatment Option in Perforated Duodenal Ulcers, Comparison with Surgery

Per-Ola Park, Professor, Jorge Alberto Arroyo Vazquez, MD, Gina Nesouli, MD, Maria Bergstrom, MD, PhD. Dept of Surgery, South Alvsborg Hopital, Boras, Sweden, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg Sweden. Introduction The objective of this study was to compare a new treatment method using stent-placement with the traditional surgical suture for perforated duodenal ulcers. Standard treatment for perforated […]

A Robot-assisted Pylorus Preserving Gastrectomy for Early Gastric Cancer: Is it better than laparoscopy-assisted surgery?

Young-Woo Kim, Hong Man Yoon, Daniel Reim, Ji Yeon Park, Bang Wool Eom, Keun Won Ryu. Gastric Cancer Branch, Research Institute and Hospital, National Cancer Center.  Introduction: This study was to see whether a robot assisted pylorus preserving gastrectomy (RAPPG) could show benefit over laparoscopy assisted pylorus preserving gastrectomy (LAPPG) in terms of short term […]

ICG Infrared Imaging: A Novel Alternative to Intraoperative Cholangiography

Amie Miller, MD, Jonathan Saxe, MD, Caroline Cao, PhD. Wright State University, Dayton, OH. Introduction: ICG (indocyanine green) infrared imaging has been proposed as an alternative to classic intra-operative cholangiography, but has not been accepted in clinical use due to inadequate image quality. The purpose of this study was to determine the minimum image quality […]