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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Gangliocytic Paraganglioma of the Appendix

Introduction: This is a case report of a 61 y/o male with a gangliocytic paraganglioma with focal carcinoid features of the appendix. A literature search was done and this appears to be the second reported case of gangliocytic paraganglioma of the appendix in the modern literature. A previous similar case report in 1999 was described… Continue Reading »

Totally Laparoscopic Proctocolectomy with Intracorporeal Ileal Pouch -Anal Anastomosis Followed By ‘natural Orifice Specimen Extraction’ (n.o.s.e)

Introduction:Totally laparoscopic proctocolectomy with intracorporeal pouch-anal anastomosis has been rarely reported. In this video, we present a totally laparoscopic proctocolectomy with pouch-anal anastomosis and a novel method of specimen extraction. Methods: We retrospectively studied 7 female patients from 2004-2007. A totally laparoscopic proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis was successfully performed for all cases. The operating… Continue Reading »

The efficacy of laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation (Lap- RFA) for small hepatocellular carcinomas

PURPOSE: To assess the effectiveness of laparoscopic radio frequency ablation therapy (Lap-RFA) for small hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) located beneath the diaphragm or on the surface of the liver. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Lap-RFA indication was as follows; smaller than 3cm in a diameter and less than three in the number, no vascular invasion, general condition available… Continue Reading »

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