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, […]

Laparoscopic total gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma in a Western country community hospital: safety, oncological issues and mid-term survival

Giuseppe Portale, MD, Valentino Fiscon, MD, Antonio Mazzeo, MD, Giovanni Migliorini, MD, Flavio Frigo, MD. Department of General Surgery. Laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG) for adenocarcinoma is a widely diffused operation in Eastern Countries but there are only few reports from Western centers (mostly focused on partial/distal gastrectomy). The aim of this study was to assess […]

Right Lower Quadrant Pain: Platelet Count an Indicator for Laparoscopic Appendectomy?

Christina A Del Pin, MD, FACS, Richard S Feinn, PhD, John Train, MD. Quinnipiac University/Frank H.Netter MD SOM. Introduction: Right lower quadrant (RLQ) abdominal pain work-up for appendicitis (AP) has evolved from a wholly approach, to a more imaged based one.  Delays in diagnosis due to non-diagnostic imaging, necessitating laparoscopy for critical treatment decisions, urges a revisit to the […]

Laparoscopic Approch to Repair a Type II Endoleak From the Median Sacral Vessel

Francois Julien, MD, FRCSC, Diana Losada, MD, FRCSC, Mireille Methot, MD, FRCSC, Amy Neville, MD, FRCSC, Jean Denis Yelle, MD, FRCSC, FACS. Minimally Invasive Surgery, Division General Surgery, The Ottawa Hospital, University of Ottawa. A 80-year-old male underwent an uncomplicated endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR). The routine follow up imagery showed a persistent […]

Conversions during LS: A questionnaire based review according new conversion categories in Hungary

Istvan Gal, PhD, Zoltan Szabo, PhD, Miklos Czobel, MD, Gyorgy Weber, PhD. Robert Karoly Privat Hospital, Budapest Hungary, M.O.E.T. institute, San Francisco, CA, USA,, Department of Surgical Research and Technique Semmelweis Medical School of .Budapest, Hungary. The laparoscopic surgical procedures were introduced in Hungary in 1990.Since then, more than 180.000 operations have been performed.To date […]

Plasma Levels of Human Chitinase 3-like 1 (chi3l1), a Proangiogenic Protein, Are Persistently Elevated During the First Month After Minimally Invasive Colorectal Cancer Resection

H.m.c Shantha Kumara, PhD, Hiromichi Miyagaki, MDPhD, Xiaohong Yan, PhD, Sonali A C. Hearth, BS, Elizabeth Myers, MD, Sahani De Silva, Vesna Cekic, RN, Richard L Whelan, MD. Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, St Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Suite 7B, 425 West, 59th Street, New York, NY 10019, USA;Department of Gastroenterological surgery, […]

Concurrent GIST of large & small bowel: A rare case

R Gokul.k.shanker, MS, Praveen Patil, MS, Hariprasad D, MS, Vg Mohanprasad, MS, Balu Kuppusamy, MS. Vgm Hospital Institute Of Gastroenterology. BACKGROUND: Concurrent gastrointestinal stromal tumour(GIST) in large & small bowel is unreported in the literature.Over the last years the management of GISTs has evolved rapidly. A lot of changes have been reported in histological diagnostic […]

An Initial Experience with and Safety of a Novel Approach to Treatment of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

George H Pfaltzgraff, MD, FACS. Ellsworth Municipal Hospital.   Introduction The hypothesis that there could be a minimally invasive, safe operation with few side effects, and few failed hiatal hernia repairs led to the use of a combination of laparoscopic anterior hiatal hernioplasty with the Transoral Incisionless Fundoplication. This was evaluated in a single center, […]

What is the normal drain amylase range for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy?

Viet Phuong, MD, Timothy S Kuwada, MD, Ian Villanueva, MD, Keith Gersin, MD, Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD. Carolinas Healthcare System. Staple line and anastomotic leaks from the foregut extravasate salivary amylase. Elevated drain amylase (DA) levels have been associated with leaks in bariatric surgery. The ability to detect elevations in DA may improve early detection […]

Three Port Laparoscopic Cholecyctectomy

Burhan Mayir, Tuna Bilecik, Cemal Ozben Ensari, Erdem Can Yardimci, Mehmet Tahir Oruc. Antalya Education and Research Hospital. Introduction Most commonly performed laparoscopic surgery is laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Although cholecystectomy with three ports is not commonly preferred, researches have shown that it is a safe and feasible way of surgery. Material-Method We evaluate 100 patients that […]

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