SAGES 2010

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12th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery
April 14 – 17, 2010
Landover, Maryland USA (just outside of Washington, DC)
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center

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SAGES 2010 Abstracts and Posters

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Preoperative Pancreatic Stenting Prior to Pancreatectomy for Chronic Pancreatitis: A Combined Endoscopic and Surgical Approach

Introduction: There are two predominant approaches to chronic pancreatitis: ductal decompression and pancreatic resection. At our institution, we have adopted a hybrid approach of preoperative endoscopic pancreatic duct stenting (PDS) with subsequent partial pancreatectomy in persistently symptomatic patients. Therapeutic PDS for chronic pancreatitis is less invasive but, felt to be less efficacious than surgical approaches.… Continue Reading »

Prospective Comparison of Short-term Outcomes Following Laparoscopic and Open Total Mesorectal Excision for Rectal Cancer

Introduction: Laparoscopic surgery is now well established as the technique of choice for colon cancer surgery. Its application in rectal resections is still under scrutiny/evaluation with increasing evidence in support of a minimally invasive approach. The aim of this study was to examine the short term clinical and oncological outcome after laparoscopic and open approach… Continue Reading »

Laparoscopic Splenectomy in Trauma: Benefit or Burden?

Introduction: Laparoscopic splenectomy is a safe and effective procedure in elective situations, however it is rarely employed in acute trauma settings. The objective of this study was to compare outcomes between laparoscopic and open splenectomy in trauma patients, based on a nationwide database.Methods: The National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) was queried for all splenic injuries… Continue Reading »

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