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On Monday, May 17th, the SWPA Chapter of the American College of Surgeons met virtually to consider interesting case presentations by surgical residents from area training programs.  Thirteen cases were submitted and the top six were selected for discussion at the event. 

Dr. Claire Collison began the evening with a presentation of “Asymptomatic Inflammatory Pseudotumor-like Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma in the Spleen.”  Other presentations included “Rectourethral, Urethrocutaneous, Enterocolonic and Enterocutaneous Crohn’s Disease Requiring Pelvic Exenteration with End Ileostomy and Ileal Conduit Creation” presented by Schae Saravitz, MD, “First Reported Robotic Assisted Harvest of Vertical Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous (VRAM) Pedicled Flap for Pelvic Wound Coverage” presented by Siddhartha Nannapaneni, MD, “A Case of Bouveret Syndrome Successfully Treated with Endoscopic Electrohydraulic Lithotripsy” presented by Shinichiro Yokota, MD, and “Intussusception Secondary to Intussuscepted Meckel’s Diverticulum” presented by Steven Antonio Tamesis, MD.

Kevin Yang, MD was voted Most Interesting Case for his presentation “Multidisciplinary Approach to Complex Abdominal Wall Closure Using a Staged Wittmann Patch.”  Congratulations to Dr. Yang and to all our presenters and special thanks to Chapter President Dr. H. Kenneth Williams and Program Chair Dr. Richard Fortunato for moderating the evening’s event.

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