Jin Han Cho

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BACKGROUND/AIMS The aim of this study is to assess serum procalcitonin (PCT) for early prediction of severe acute pancreatitis compared with multiple scoring systems and biomarkers. METHODS Forty-four patients with acute pancreatitis confirmed by radiological evidences, laboratory assessments, and clinical manifestation were prospectively enrolled. All(More)
AIM To investigate the efficacy of hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) using floxuridine (FUDR) in patients with advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) confined to the liver. METHODS Thirty-four patients who had advanced HCC with unresectability or unsuccessful previous therapy in the absence of extrahepatic metastasis were treated with(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the tissue stiffness of solid pancreatic lesions by using acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography to differentiate benign from malignant pancreatic lesions. METHODS ARFI elastography was performed in 26 patients who had 27 focal solid pancreatic lesions, including 8 benign lesions (mass-forming(More)
Primary small cell carcinoma of the liver is an extremely rare tumor. Extrapulmonary small cell carcinoma shares many features of pulmonary small cell carcinoma, including the histological appearance, the aggressive clinical behavior and the frequent short-lasting response to either chemotherapy or radiotherapy. We experienced a 56-year-old man with small(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the early clinical experience associated with radiofrequency (RF) ablation in patients with renal cell carcinoma (RCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS The RF ablation treatment was performed on 17 tumors from 16 patients (mean age, 60.5 years; range, 43-73 years) with RCC. The treatment indications were localized, solid renal mass,(More)
PURPOSE Laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) is now widely accepted and is being increasingly performed. The present study describes our experience with LLR at a single center over an eight-year period. METHODS This retrospective study enrolled 100 patients between October 2002 and February 2010. Forty-six benign lesions and 54 malignant lesions were(More)
PURPOSE Hepatobiliary surgery has changed dramatically in recent decades with the advent of laparoscopic techniques. The aim of this retrospective study was to compare survival rates according to stages, adjusting for important prognostic factors. METHODS A retrospective study of a 17-year period from January 1994 to April 2011 was carried out. The cases(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The objective of our study was to identify useful computed tomography (CT) findings for differentiating fundal type adenomyomatosis from localized chronic cholecystitis involving the fundus of the gallbladder. METHODS We retrospectively identified cases of 41 patients with pathologically proven adenomyomatosis (n=21) or chronic(More)
Autoimmune pancreatitis is a distinct disease characterized by the presence of autoantibodies and hypergammaglobulinemia, inflammation of the pancreatic parenchyma, and irregular stricture of the pancreatic duct. The involvement of distal common bile duct is frequently observed, but intrahepatic bile duct involvement is very rare, which seem to have similar(More)
Differential diagnoses of hepatic nodules include hepatocellular carcinoma, focal nodular hyperplasia, hepatic adenoma, regenerative nodule, focal fatty changes, and hemangioma. However, differentiation of these nodules can often be difficult. Hemangiomas are frequently encountered during ultrasonogram incidentally and can be diagnosed easily because they(More)