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OBJECTIVE It has been well established that the long-term prognosis of intrahepatic duct stones (IHDS) is complicated by the late development of biliary cirrhosis with associated intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (IHCC). Despite recent improvements in imaging studies, accurate preoperative diagnosis of IHCC is difficult. Therefore, we attempted to elucidate(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the prognostic impact of the lymph node ratio (LNR; i.e., the ratio of positive to dissected lymph nodes) on recurrence and survival in breast cancer patients with positive axillary lymph nodes (LNs). METHODS The study cohort was comprised of 330 breast cancer patients with positive axillary nodes who received postoperative(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical and biological significance of F-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) uptake levels in breast cancer patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS F-FDG PET/computed tomography was performed in 206 women with breast cancer, and the standardized uptake value (SUV) in breast cancer was analyzed to test(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of the simulation method on recurrence among the patients who received radiotherapy after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) for early breast carcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between 1995 and 2000, 70 patients with stage I-II breast carcinoma underwent breast-conserving surgery and adjuvant radiotherapy. Twenty nine patients(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS TO EVALUATE THE PROGNOSTIC IMPACT OF THE LYMPH NODE RATIO (LNR: the ratio of positive lymph nodes to the total number of lymph nodes examined) on disease recurrence and survival among rectal cancer patients who received curative surgery and postoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT). METHODS Between 1995 and 2008, 124 patients with pathologic(More)
PURPOSE Breast-conserving therapy (BCT) is a practical alternative to mastectomy for treating ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). We reviewed our experience for treating patients with DCIS of the breast to evaluate the outcome after performing breast-conserving surgery plus radiotherapy (BCS-RT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 1983 and December 2002,(More)
Although popliteal vein aneurysms are uncommon, they are potentially fatal because they can cause a pulmonary embolism. One-third of patients have further embolic events despite therapeutic anticoagulation. We report the case of a 67-year-old man who presented with dyspnea, rapid respirations, and dull, left pleuritic chest pain of 3-day duration. Computed(More)
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