Welcome to The SAGES Surgical WIKI

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: Minimally Invasive Approaches to Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation

Overview Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) is one of a spectrum of congenital pulmonary lesions commonly seen by the pediatric surgeon.  CCAM is characterized by a lack of normal alveolarization with an increased number of terminal bronchioles that are cystic in nature.  These cystic lesions can range from less than 1 mm in size to greater than 10cm.  Based upon the size of the lesions, CCAM’s can be described as macrocystic (lesions greater than 5.0cm) or microcystic radiographically.  While the abnormal bronchioles do not participate in normal gas exchange, they maintain their connection with the normal tracheobronchial tree.1  This communication can lead to overinflation during aggressive attempts at resuscitation in the neonate.  Additionally, inadequate clearing of normal respiratory bacterial pathogen may lead to recurrent pneumonias.1  The latter is the usual delayed presentation of children with CCAM not diagnosed prenatally or in infancy.  Unlike bronchopulmonary sequestration (BPS), CCAM receive only blood…

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