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Engineered adipose tissue constructs that are capable of reconstructing soft tissue with adequate volume would be worthwhile in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Tissue printing offers the possibility of fabricating anatomically relevant tissue constructs by delivering suitable matrix materials and living cells. Here, we devise a biomimetic approach for(More)
PURPOSE To identify size criteria for complex cystic renal masses that can distinguish renal cell carcinoma from benign cysts supplementing the Bosniak classification. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the records of 97 patients who underwent surgery for complex cystic renal masses from January 2001 to April 2010. The pathological results were compared(More)
BACKGROUND We aimed to identify alteration of cancer-related miRNAs in HGPIN and PCa, and to investigate the clinical implications of HGPIN as a precancerous lesion of PCa. METHODS Clinicopathologic analysis based on the status of HGPIN was performed in 388 patients who received radical prostatectomy between January 2005 and December 2008 in Severance(More)
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is an important mediator of tumor cell survival and proliferation. The detection of EGFR mutations can predict prognoses and indicate when treatment with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitors should be used. As such, the development of highly sensitive methods for detecting EGFR mutations is important. Targeted(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal augmentation mammaplasty results not only from proper implant size and breast shape, but also from the minimization of postoperative scarring, especially in patients prone to hypertrophic scars. In this context, the authors present a transareolar-perinipple (areolar omega) zigzag approach. METHODS Between March of 2003 and June of 2012,(More)
Tumor growth generates mechanical compression, which may trigger mechanotransduction in cancer and stromal cells and promote tumor progression. However, very little is known about how compression stimulates signal transduction and contributes to tumor progression. In the present study, we demonstrated that compression enhances a tumor progression phenotype(More)
Retroperitoneal liposarcoma is an infrequent, locally aggressive malignancy. We report two cases of huge retroperitoneal liposarcomas. The presence of a palpable abdominal mass was a common symptom of the two patients. Preoperative imaging study showed huge retroperitoneal tumors. Both patients underwent complete surgical resections, and a negative(More)
The cosmetic and functional outcomes of a reconstruction of an upper eyelid defect due to trauma or neoplasm are very important. This article reports the technique of an orbicularis oculi myocutaneous island flap for covering small- to moderate-sized defects of the upper eyelid. Between March 2008 and March 2010, 5 patients underwent surgery for an upper(More)
Tumor growth-generated mechanical compression may increase or decrease expression of microRNAs, leading to tumor progression. However, little is known about whether mechanical compression induces aberrant expression of microRNAs in cancer and stromal cells. To investigate the relationship between compression and microRNA expression, microRNA array analysis(More)
OBJECTIVE To report the clinical characteristics of patients who have persistent lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) after surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and continue their medical therapy postoperatively. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively studied 372 patients who underwent transurethral resection of prostate for LUTS/BPH in 8(More)