SAGES launched its member-generated Wiki in 2010 and it quickly grew into a resource accessed by more than 2,500 people/month seeking advanced and accurate definitions of all types of minimally invasive surgery and diseases treated by minimally invasive surgery.
As part of the recent overhaul to SAGES web properties, the SAGES Wiki has been moved to a new home on the SAGES site. In addition to moving more than 75 member-generated articles back to the main SAGES web site, we have also completely changed the way members can interact with the Wiki:
- It’s easier than ever to become a contributor! Simply log in with your member account and head over the Wiki pages. Use the “Create A New Wiki” button on the right sidebar to add your own article.
- If you see a way to improve an existing article, simply click the Edit tab at the top of the article and make your edits.
- Want to discuss an article? All logged-in SAGES members can now comment on an article using the Discussion tab at the top of the article and post away.
Recommended Wiki: Pediatric Laparoscopic Splenectomy
Anatomy: The gross anatomy of the spleen is best understood by its anatomic relations and attachments. Understanding of these relationships is critical to safely performing a splenectomy. Located in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen, the spleen resides between the diaphragm and the stomach. It is composed of a convex diaphragmatic surface that is oriented superiorly and laterally and a visceral surface oriented inferiorly and medially. The visceral surface has four impressions correlating with the stomach, colon, pancreas, and left kidney. The gastric impression is the largest, facing anteromedially, and formed by the posterior aspect of the fundus, body, and greater curvature of the stomach. The gastric impression is anterior to the other three impressions and demarcated posteriorly by the hilar vessels. The colic impression is over the inferior pole of the spleen. The pancreatic impression is small and often not present but occurs between the colic impression and…