Chien-Chang Kao

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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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)