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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)
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 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 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(More)
BACKGROUND We performed a prospective, multicenter, randomized controlled study to investigate the clinical outcomes, including postoperative pancreatic fistulas (POPF), after using the TachoSil® patch in distal pancreatectomy (NCT01550406). METHODS Between June 2012 and September 2014, 101 patients at five centers were randomized into Control (n = 53)(More)
PURPOSE To assess the relationship between computed tomographic (CT) indexes and histologically measured pancreatic fat in surgical specimens and to evaluate patients with impaired glucose metabolism in a clinical setting. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study was institutional review board approved and informed consent was waived. The hospital(More)
Since laparoscopic liver resection was first introduced in 2001, Korean surgeons have chosen a laparoscopic procedure as one of the treatment options for benign or malignant liver disease. We distributed and analyzed a nationwide questionnaire to members of the Korean Laparoscopic Liver Surgery Study Group (KLLSG) in order to evaluate the current status of(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)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic liver resection is an attractive option for treating liver tumors. Laparoscopic liver resection is more difficult for hepatocellular carcinomas located in the posterosuperior segments than for hepatocellular carcinomas in the anterolateral segments. We compared perioperative and long-term outcomes between laparoscopic liver resection(More)
BACKGROUND Reports on laparoscopic liver resection for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma are still scarce. With increased experience in laparoscopic liver resection, its application to intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma can now be considered. Our aim is to determine the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic liver resection for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma(More)