SAGES 2012

March 7 – 10, 2012
San Diego Convention Center

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Combined Left Colic Artery Preservation and Inferior Mesentery Artery Lymph Node Dissection During Laparoscopic Low Anterior Resection

Sheng-chi Chang, MD, De-wei Ke, MD, William Tzu-liang Chen, MD. China Medical University Hospital,Taichung, Taiwan   During rectal surgery, management of inferior mesentery artery (IMA) can be divided in to high tie method and low tie method. High tie method means IMA was transected at base that caught harvest pedicle lymph nodes (LNs) and produced… Continue Reading

Self-expanding Metal Stents in the Context of Colonic Obstruction: A Retrospective Analysis From 45 Cases.

Hector Marin, Mikel Prieto, Laura Buendia, Alberto Lamiquiz, Aingeru Sarriugarte, Jose Maria Garcia, Andoni Larzabal, Tamara Moreno, Alberto Colina. Cruces University Hospital   OBJECTIVES Colonic stents have been increasingly used as a non-surgical choice to relieve colonic obstruction, most frequently in cases of advanced colorectal cancer. This approach could provide the opportunity of performing a… Continue Reading

A Novel Anvil Grasper “eagle” Is Useful for Laparoscopic Intra-corporeal Circular Stapled Anastomosis

Yuen Nakase, MD PhD, Tsuyoshi Takagi, MD PhD, Kanehisa Fukumoto, MD PhD, Takuya Miyagaki, MD PhD. Department of Surgery, Nishijin Hospital, Kyoto, Japan   1. Objective of the Device: Traditional anvil graspers have a uniquely shaped jaw that enhances grip force. They grasp the anvil stem perfectly. Therefore the anvil head cannot be maneuvered delicately… Continue Reading

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