Meeting: SAGES 2008

The Use of Esophageal Transit and Gastric Emptying Studies in the Evaluation of Patients Undergoing Laparoscopic Fundoplication

Background: Minimally-invasive gastric fundoplication represents an important therapeutic option in patients with refractory reflux and symptomatic hiatal hernias. Preservation of esophageal and gastric function is a hallmark principle in ensuring optimal surgical outcomes. In this study, we evaluate the impact of fundoplication on esophageal transit and gastric emptying scintigraphy studies, and relate these functional findings […]

Laparoscopic Assisted Ileocolic Resection for Crohn’s Disease with Psoas Abscess

This is Video is about a 32 year old male with a relatively short history of Crohn’s disease manifested by an ileo-psoas abscess, partial intestinal obstruction, and an undiagnosed ileo-transverse colon fistula. The technical aspects of performing an ileocolic resection in complicated Crohn’s is demonstrated, including intracorporeal division of the fistula and drainage of the […]

The role of narrow band imaging (NBI) during follow-up after endoscopic polypectomy

Narrow-band imaging is one of the latest technological achievements of the digital endoscopy. The technique is using interference filter to light surfaces in narrow bands of red, green, and blue colour that visualizes the differences in mucosa colouring and enhances contrast between the mucosa surface and submucosa vascular network. The NBI makes easier differentiating between […]

Noninvasive Method of Acute Pancreatitis Treatment Using Roentgenendovascular Procedure

Acute pancreatitis (AP) is one of the important problem of the urgent surgery, often registrated in surgical patients. The today’s situation occurs in treatment of patients with AP seemes to be far from satisfactory. One of the main problem of the contemporary surgery is to perform out the new ways of how to treat AP […]

Injury to the accessory duct of Luschka requiring emergent laprotomy. A rare complication following laparoscopic cholecystectomy.

Introduction: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has become the mainstay for treatment of gallbladder disease. Although biliary injuries are well described in LC, these are mainly associated with common bile duct injuries. There are scant reports related to complications involving the accessory ducts of Luschka (ADL). Case presentations: We present three patients that presented with persistent abdominal […]

Fast-track rehabilitation after colorectal surgery – prospective analysis of 100 consecutive patients.

The patients after colorectal surgery undergo complex rehabilitation postoperatively. A standard model of the postoperative rehabilitation covered complete mobilization of the patient on the second postoperative day and oral feeding 4 – 5 days after surgery. With this model mean time of postoperative hospitalization ranged between 6 – 10 days and the risk of postoperative […]

Laparoscopic Ileal Interposition Associated to a Diverted Sleeve Gastrectomy Is an Effective Operation for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients with Bmi 21 – 29

Introduction: The objective of this study is to evaluate the clinical results of the laparoscopic interposition of a segment of ileum into the proximal duodenum associated to a sleeve gastrectomy (II-DSG) in order to treat patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) and BMI 21-29.Methods: The laparoscopic procedure was performed in 69 patients. 22 were […]

Short Term Outcomes after Simultaneous Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding (LAGB) and Hiatal Hernia Repair (HHR)

Background: The presence of hiatal hernia has been considered a contraindication for LAGB, since more complications such as band slippage (BS) were advocated. Few data have been reported on simultaneous LAGB and HHR.Methods: Between 11/04 and 7/05 432 patients underwent LAGB. Patients with less than 3 months f/u were excluded (total group 417). Patients were […]

An Inflatable Device for Esophageal ESD Using Cell Sheet Engineering

Introduction: Large endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) of superficial esophageal cancers often requires subsequent of balloon dilation operations to prevent post-operative esophageal constriction. We therefore have previously developed a novel method to transplant oral mucosal epithelial cell sheets using cell sheet engineering to promote wound healing after ESD (Gut, 1704-1720, 2006). Although we have demonstrated the […]

Endoscopic Ultrasound Does Not Accurately Predict Pathologic Stage in Clinical Early-Stage Esophageal Cancer

Background: Early-stage esophageal cancer can be cured by surgical resection with low mortality and excellent five-year survival. Recently, however, endoscopic therapies have been proposed as an acceptable alternative. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is typically used for pretreatment staging; the presence of muscularis propria invasion and/or nodal metastasis are a contraindication to endoscopic therapy. We hypothesized that […]

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