Chang Hak Yoo

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The HER-2/neu protein is intimately involved with normal cell proliferation and tissue growth and is extensively homologous and related to the epidermal growth factor receptor. HER-2/neu protein expression has been most intensively studied in the context of breast carcinoma, in which its amplification and overexpression correlate with the overall course of(More)
Laparoscopic-assisted gastric surgery has become an option for the treatment of early gastric cancer. However, there are few reports of laparoscopic surgery in the management of advanced gastric cancer. In this study we describe our experience with laparoscopic-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) for advanced gastric cancer (AGC). Between November 2004 and(More)
PURPOSE In recent years, laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy has become the recognized procedure for treatment of early gastric cancer because of improved cosmesis and reduced postoperative pain. However, there are a few reports of laparoscopic-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG) performed for gastric cancer in the upper third or middle third stomach due(More)
Proximal gastrectomy with jejunal pouch interposition (PGJP) has been advocated as an alternative operation for upper third gastric cancer. However, there has been no prospective randomized trial comparing PGJP with total gastrectomy with Roux-en-Y esophagojejunostomy (TGRY). The aim of this study was to compare the short- and medium-term results of PGJP(More)
PURPOSE Conventional laparoscopic appendectomy is performed using three ports, and single-port appendectomy is an attractive alternative in order to improve cosmesis. The aim of this study was to compare pain after transumbilical single-port laparoscopic appendectomy (SA) with pain after conventional three-port laparoscopic appendectomy (TA). METHODS From(More)
Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) is gaining wider acceptance for treating early gastric cancer (EGC). However, many gastric surgeons are still reluctant to perform LADG, mainly because this procedure entails a considerable learning curve. We aimed to evaluate the technical feasibility and short-term outcomes of performing LADG by a single(More)
The description of nodal staging for gastric cancer was changed in the new fifth edition of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) TNM classification from the anatomic sites of metastatic lymph nodes to the number of metastatic lymph nodes, as pN1 is metastasis in 1 to 6 lymph nodes, pN2 is in 7 to 15 lymph nodes, and pN3 is in 16 or more lymph(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the need for routine nasogastric decompression after extensive resections in patients with gastric cancer. DESIGN Prospective randomised study. SETTING University hospital, Korea. SUBJECTS Over a 1-year period (July 1999-July 200), 136 patients with gastric cancer who underwent radical gastrectomy with D2 or more lymph node(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM In patients with gastric adenocarcinoma (GA), the most common double primary cancer is colorectal cancer. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the necessity of preoperative colonoscopy in patients with GA who have no symptoms of colorectal disease or any past/family history of colorectal cancer. MATERIALS Colonoscopy was carried(More)
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for complicated acute cholecystitis is associated with high rates of complications and conversion to open cholecystectomy. Percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD) is a safe and effective treatment for acute inflammation of the gallbladder. This study was a retrospective analysis of patients who underwent an(More)