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Application of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) for early gastric cancer (EGC) is still controversial because of scant evidence of long-term safety and feasibility. We evaluated the long-term outcome of LADG compared with conventional open distal gastrectomy (ODG) for EGC. Between March 1999 and July 2006, 106 patients underwent LADG and 105(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic liver resection is usually limited to the anterolateral segments of the liver (AL; Segments II, III, V, VI, and the inferior part of IV). We evaluated the feasibility of laparoscopic liver resection in the posterosuperior segments (PS; Segments I, VII, VIII, and the superior part of IV). METHOD We analyzed retrospectively the(More)
INTRODUCTION We report our experience with laparoscopic major liver resection in Korea based on a multicenter retrospective study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Data from 1,009 laparoscopic liver resections conducted from 2001 to 2011 were retrospectively collected. Twelve tertiary medical centers with specialized hepatic surgeons participated in this study. (More)
BACKGROUND We investigated the reversibility of liver fibrosis induced with a CCl(4) injection and the role of stem cells in reversing the hepatic injury. Furthermore, the most effective cell fraction among bone marrow cells (BMCs) in the repair process was analysed. METHODS C57BL/6 mice were divided into four groups after 5 weeks of injection of CCl(4) :(More)
Despite it being a benign disease, a choledochal cyst must be removed with the gallbladder (GB) due to the risk of cancer in the biliary tract. Most patients are young females or children, all of whom express strong interest in the cosmetic results in addition to the complete resolution of their medical problems. Here, we introduce a laparoscopic management(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility of the laparoscopic approach for treating suspected early-stage gallbladder carcinoma. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS Prospective study from a university hospital. From May 10, 2004, to October 9, 2007, the laparoscopic approach was considered for treating 36 patients with suspected gallbladder carcinoma at T2 or less(More)
BACKGROUND When a tumor is located in segment 4 (S4), it is preferable to perform only limited resection of S4, even in laparoscopic surgery. Here we describe anatomical laparoscopic S4, subdivision of S4 (S4a and S4b), and extended S4 segmentectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), using the Glissonian pedicle transection method for each, and evaluate(More)
HYPOTHESIS Laparoscopic right-sided liver resection may be feasible and safe. DESIGN Retrospective analysis. SETTING Department of surgery at a university hospital. PATIENTS Of 103 consecutive laparoscopic liver resections performed from May 1, 2003, to April 30, 2007, 46 patients underwent a right-sided laparoscopic liver resection. Six operations(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to analyze our experiences with laparoscopic surgery for treating intrahepatic duct (IHD) stones and to evaluate its role for the management of IHD stone. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Until now, laparoscopic surgery for IHD stone has been rarely reported. METHODS From October 1998 to June 2007, we performed 76 cases of(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of preoperative sonography in predicting technical difficulties during laparoscopic cholecystectomy in patients with acute cholecystitis. METHODS Sonographic assessment of 14 parameters was performed in 55 patients during a 9-month period: volume of gallbladder (GB), thickness of GB wall, pattern of(More)