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Laparoscopic surgery has been adopted for the treatment of gastric cancer, and many reports have confirmed its favorable outcomes. Most surgeons prefer to laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy using minilaparotomy rather than totally laparoscopic procedures because of technical difficulties of intracorporeal anastomosis. We conducted this study to compare(More)
We analyzed our preliminary clinical data for totally laparoscopic gastrectomy (TLG) in order to evaluate its effectiveness in terms of minimal invasiveness, technical feasibility, and safety. Forty-five consecutive patients who underwent TLG in our institution between June 2004 and February 2006 were enrolled in this study. There were 26 men and 19 women,(More)
Delta-shaped anastomosis (DA) is a new Billroth I reconstruction technique using only a laparoscopic linear stapler under a totally laparoscopic approach. The present study compared the outcomes of DA with those of laparoscopic conventional Billroth I anastomosis (cBIA). A total of 138 and 100 patients with gastric cancer who underwent laparoscopic distal(More)
A debate is currently ongoing about whether a large gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) should be treated by the laparoscopic approach because of the increased risk of tumor rupture during manipulation of the tumor with laparoscopic instruments and the resultant peritoneal tumor dissemination. Herein, we report a case of a large GIST of the stomach which(More)
BACKGROUND To date, published reports have shown an increased length of hospital stay and increased morbidity for patients undergoing simultaneous cholecystectomy during Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB). We hypothesized that our experience would not show such adverse outcomes. METHODS All RYGB procedures (n = 752) performed by 1 surgeon at our institution(More)
Background. The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence of gallstone after gastrectomy, risk factors for gallstone formation, and the surgical outcome of cholecystectomy after gastrectomy. Methods. A total of 2480 gastric cancer patients who underwent curative resection at two institutions between January 1997 and December 2012 were retrospectively(More)
Obturator hernia is relatively rare and tends to occur in elderly, emaciated women with chronic diseases. Clinical presentations are frequently delayed and so preoperative diagnosis is difficult. Treatment is always surgical. We present a case of a 75-year-old woman with bilateral obturator hernia diagnosed by the physical examination and abdominopelvic(More)
Gastrointestinal leakage is one of the most serious post surgical complications and is a major source of mortality and morbidity. The insertion of a covered self-expandable metal stent could be a treatment option in selected cases. However, it is unclear how long the stent should be retained to achieve complete sealing, and membrane-covered stents have the(More)
There is a growing evidence that gastroesophageal reflux disease is related to several upper gastrointestinal cancers, mainly the esophageal adenocarcinoma and a certain type of gastric cardia adenocarcinoma. Currently, the incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease is rapidly increasing in Korea. Therefore, there is a possibility of such increasing(More)