SAGES 2008

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

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Minimally Invasive Colorectal Resection Is Associated with Decreased Levels of the Tumor Growth Inhibitor Plasma Angiopoietin-Like Protein 4 (angptl4) During the First Month After Surgery Which May Promote Angiogenesis and Tumor Growth

HMC Shantha Kumara, PhD, Daniel Kirchoff, MD, Sajith A Herath, BS, JoonHo Jang, MD, Xiaohong Yan, PhD, Vesna Cekic, RN, Richard L Whelan, MD. St Luke Roosevelt Hospital Center, Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery,New York,NY 10019,USA Introduction: Angiopoietin-like protein 4 (ANGPTL4) is a secreted protein of the angiopoietin-like family. ANGLPT4 mRNA is frequently found… Continue Reading

Primary Closure of CBD After Laparoscopic CBD Exploration – With Or Without Stent

Jagdish Chander, MS, Anubhav Vindal, MS DNB MRCS Ed, Pawanindra Lal, MS DNB FRCS Ed FRCS Glasg FRCS Eng, Anirudh Vij, MS, Vinod Kumar Ramteke, MS FICS. Maulana Azad Medical College and associated Lok Nayak Hospital: Department of Surgery - Division of Minimal Access Surgery Introduction: Laparoscopic exploration of the CBD is becoming a widely… Continue Reading

Are Minilaparoscopic (needlescopic) Trocars of 2mm and 3 mm Without Valve and Sealing Membrane a Viable Option?

GUSTAVO L CARVALHO, MD PhD, ADRIANO C SALES, STUDENT, JOSÉ SÉRGIO S SILVA, STUDENT, REBECA G ROCHA, STUDENT, DIEGO L LIMA, STUDENT, FLÁVIO A JÚNIOR, MD. UNIPECLIN, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Pernambuco; Recife; Brazil INTRODUCTION: This study aims to verify the usefulness of a new model of minilaparoscopy trocar that do not have… Continue Reading

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