Chien-Chang Kao

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BACKGROUND To evaluate the efficacy and safety of administering a 3-month formulation of triptorelin as part of disease management of Taiwanese men with advanced adenocarcinoma of the prostate. METHODS Patients with newly diagnosed, locally advanced, or metastatic adenocarcinoma of the prostate were enrolled in our study, after informed consent was(More)
Accessible online at: Fax +49 761 4 52 07 14 sheet-like pattern with pleomorphism, a high nucleus/ cytoplasm (N/C) ratio, and a single distinct nucleolus. Asso ciated infiltration of lymphoplasma cells was also seen. The evidence of undifferentiated NPC was supported by positive cytokeratin-18 and(More)
A perforated sigmoid colon cancer within an inguinal hernia is extremely rare. This unexpected finding is usually discovered during surgery and causes an unavoidable septic evolution. Here, we describe the case of an 84-year-old man who presented with fever, abdominal distension, and a painful, enlarged, left scrotum. A CT showed a left, incarcerated,(More)
BACKGROUND To determine whether inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with an increased risk of subsequent erectile dysfunction (ED). METHODS We identified 1845 patients who received a diagnosis with IBD between 2000 and 2011 from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database. For the comparison cohort, we randomly extracted the data of(More)
BACKGROUND To offer an easily produced and cost-effective specimen retrieval bag that can be used to reduce the cost of laparoscopic surgery. METHODS From January 2005 to October 2009, 135 patients underwent laparoscopic surgery for adrenalectomy or prostatectomy, during which a homemade specimen retrieval bag was used. The retrieval bag was produced from(More)
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) lacks specific therapeutic target and limits to chemotherapy and is essential to develop novel therapeutic regimens. Increasing studies indicated that tamoxifen, a selective estrogen receptor modulators (SERMs), has anti-tumor therapeutic effect in estrogen receptor α (ERα)-negative tumor. Here, we determined whether(More)
OBJECTIVE We describe a case of gestational choriocarcinoma metastasized to the kidney and lung, which presented initially as refractory hematuria after a term pregnancy 5 years earlier. CASE REPORT A 35-year-old woman, G2P1, with a previous history of full-term pregnancy in 2009, presented to the emergency department complaining of intermittent gross(More)
BACKGROUND Plasmacytoid urothelial carcinoma (PUC) is a distinct variant of urinary bladder cancer, with a high propensity for invasion and poor prognosis. These tumors occur most commonly in male patients with the age of reported cases ranging from 46 to 87 years. CASE REPORT We present a case of a 74-year-old male patient having massive ascites and(More)
A well-defined, slow-flowing vascular lesion was found incidentally by Doppler abdominal sonography in the left renal hilar region of a 36-year-old Taiwanese woman. Clinically, the physical examination and laboratory screening were unremarkable. A magnetic resonance angiography of the area near the renal hilum showed a saccular mass (3.5 x 3.1 x 2.5 cm)(More)
Posterior urethral distraction injury following major pelvic trauma is a surgical challenge. Although rarely seen, cases of failure after formal urethral reconstruction are even more problematic. We adapted the concept of augmented free buccal mucosal grafts, which have been successful in anterior urethroplasty, for repairing the posterior urethra in these(More)