April 22 – 25, 2009
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SAGES 2009 Abstracts and Posters
Thomas J Swope, MD. Mercy Medical Center Objective: To demonstrate that single incision laparoscopy can be safely utilized to repair a Bochdalek hernia. Case History: A 56 year old male presented with a symptomatic right sided Bochdalek hernia. He complained of right chest pain especially with exertion. The hernia was identified on CT scan… Continue Reading
Purpose: Laparoscopic proctectomy is still controversial, especially for lower rectal cancer. This study assessed laparoscopic proctectomy for extraperitoneal rectal cancer.Patients: Thirty four consecutive laparoscopic proctectomy for extraperitoneal rectal cancer were enrolled since 2002 to 2008. Mean age was 64.4 year-old, they were 21 males and 13 females. Procedures were; low anterior resection (LAR) with stapling… Continue Reading
Cocoon Formation in Patients With Mid-Gut Neuroendocrine Tumors-A Rare and Unrecognized Final Pathway.
Yi-zarn Wang, MD DDS, Heather M King, MD. Louisiana State University Health Science Center Introduction: Mid-gut neuroendocrine tumors are in general a rare disease with an indolent course. As a result, treatment is often delayed, passive or sometimes omitted. Although the natural history is poorly understood, there is a commonly accepted final pathway for… Continue Reading