David A. Kooby

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OBJECTIVES To compare perioperative outcomes of laparoscopic left-sided pancreatectomy (LLP) with traditional open left-sided pancreatectomy (OLP) in a multicenter experience. SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND DATA LLP is being performed more commonly with limited data comparing results with outcomes from OLP. METHODS Data from 8 centers were combined for all(More)
BACKGROUND As compared with open distal pancreatectomy (ODP), laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy (LDP) affords improved perioperative outcomes. The role of LDP for patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is not defined. STUDY DESIGN Records from patients undergoing distal pancreatectomy (DP) for PDAC from 2000 to 2008 from 9 academic medical(More)
Teratomas are uncommon neoplasms comprised of mixed dermal elements derived from the three germ cell layers. Historically, teratomas were attributed to demons, sexual misconduct, and abnormal fertilization. They attract attention because of their bizarre histology and gross appearance. While the majority of teratomas present congenitally in the(More)
Duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are a small subset of GISTs, and their management is poorly defined. We evaluated surgical management and outcomes of patients with duodenal GISTs treated with pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) versus local resection (LR) and defined factors associated with prognosis. Between January 1994 and January 2011, 96(More)
Pancreatic cystic lesions are relatively common imaging findings and may be secondary to both benign and malignant disease processes. Accurate characterization of the internal features of a cyst--including fluid, hemorrhage, septa, and enhancing soft-tissue components--is important to guide the differential diagnosis, and cross-sectional magnetic resonance(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Chemoembolization with doxorubicin drug eluting beads (DEB) is a novel locoregional treatment modality for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Initial animal studies and clinical trials suggest that treatment with DEB may provide safer and more effective short-term outcomes than conventional chemoembolization. Current(More)
PURPOSE To compare the effectiveness and toxicity of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (chemoembolization) and yttrium-90-labeled microspheres (radioembolization) in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS Outcomes from patients who underwent radioembolization or chemoembolization as the only treatment for(More)
Re-resection for gallbladder carcinoma incidentally discovered after cholecystectomy is routinely advocated. However, the incidence of finding additional disease at the time of re-resection remains poorly defined. Between 1984 and 2006, 115 patients underwent re-resection at six major hepatobiliary centers for gallbladder carcinoma incidentally discovered(More)
PURPOSE To identify germ line CDH1 mutations in hereditary diffuse gastric cancer (HDGC) families and develop guidelines for management of at risk individuals. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We ascertained 31 HDGC previously unreported families, including 10 isolated early-onset diffuse gastric cancer (DGC) cases. Screening for CDH1 germ line mutations was done by(More)
OBJECTIVES Limited data exist comparing robotic and open approaches to pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). We performed a multicenter comparison of perioperative outcomes of robotic PD (RPD) and open PD (OPD). METHODS Perioperative data for patients who underwent postlearning curve PD at 8 centers (8/2011-1/2015) were assessed. Univariate analyses of(More)