SAGES 2008

Surgical Spring Week
April 9-12, 2008
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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SAGES 2008 Abstracts and Posters

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Esophageal Manometric Characteristics and Outcomes for Laparoscopic Esophageal Diverticulectomy, Myotomy and Partial Fundoplication for Epiphrenic Diverticula

Introduction: The purpose of this study is to characterize the esophageal motor and lower esophageal sphincter (LES) abnormalities associated with epiphrenic esophageal diverticula and analyze outcomes for laparoscopic esophageal diverticulectomy, myotomy and partial fundoplication.Methods: Endoscopic, radiographic, manometric and perioperative records for patients undergoing laparoscopic esophageal diverticulectomy, anterior esophageal myotomy and partial fundoplication from 8/99-9/06 were… Continue Reading »

Is It Possible to Standardize a Single-Incision Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy By Means of Four Refinements?

Daisuke Sumitani, Masahiro Nakahara, Toshikatsu Fukuda, Fumito Kuranishi, Toshio Noriyuki, Minoru Yamaki, Kiyomi Shimoda, Asuka Tanaka, Michinori Hamaoka, Gen Takahashi, Kazuhiro Taguchi, Yoshinori Kuroda. Onomichi General Hospital [Introduction] A single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy, which is excellent surgical procedure from a cosmetic perspective, provides an insufficient field of view and allows a reduced degree of freedom for… Continue Reading »

Intestinal Occlusion Catheter for Natural Orifice Translumenal Endoscopic Surgery (notes)

Background: Significant bowel distention can result from lumenal gas insufflation during NOTES procedures. This can reduce the peritoneal cavity operative domain. Bowel distention may be more apparent with tunneling-type access techniques that require more time to cross the viscus wall. Objective: Utilizing commercially available products, we designed an intestinal occlusion catheter (IOC) that can be… Continue Reading »

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