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BACKGROUND The present study was designed to evaluate the feasibility and impact of the "intragastric" approach to laparoscopic wedge resection as a surgical option for the treatment of suspected small sized gastric submucosal tumors (SMTs) located at the level of Z-line. METHODS We reviewed six patients who underwent laparoscopic intragastric resection(More)
PURPOSE The intraumbilical incision is being used more frequently, with increasing cases of single incision laparoscopic surgery. Since the umbilicus is deeper than the surrounding wall, it has abundant bacteria. No study has compared the adverse outcomes of periumbilical and intraumbilical incisions. We analyzed the wound complication rates of perforated(More)
BACKGROUND Syndecan-1 (SDC1) is reported to modulate several key processes of tumorigenesis and has variable expression in many cancers. To date, the cause of altered expression has not been elucidated. In this study, we compared SDC1 expression with various clinicopathological parameters and molecular markers to evaluate its clinical significance in(More)
Bleeding lesions in the small bowel are a much more significant challenge in terms of detection and treatment than those of the stomach or the large bowel, and require extensive gastrointestinal evaluation before a diagnosis can be made. The authors report the case of an 81-year-old female patient who underwent small bowel segmental resection by single(More)
BACKGROUND Total or tumor-specific mesorectal excision can preserve pelvic autonomic nerves during rectal cancer surgery and minimize urinary dysfunction. However, urinary catheterization several days in duration is a common practice after total or tumor-specific mesorectal excision. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the optimal duration of urinary(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) has been established as an alternative treatment for early gastric cancer (EGC) because of excellent short-term results. However, only a few reports have considered the long-term outcomes of LADG. In this study, we investigated the 3-year outcome and survival of patients who underwent(More)
With the better understanding of the importance of the spleen as a primary organ of the human immune system, there has been an increased interest in performing the partial splenectomy for a number of indications such as nonparasitic cysts, benign tumors, staging of lymphomas, etc. Moreover, laparoscopic partial splenectomy has been gaining more interest as(More)
This study aimed to evaluate laparoscopy as a diagnostic method for detecting recurrence in patients with advanced gastric cancer. Diagnostic laparoscopy was performed for 12 patients with insufficient evidence of intraabdominal gastric cancer recurrence by computed tomography or positron emission tomography. By comparing laparoscopic observations with(More)
BACKGROUND Conventional laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernias is generally performed by using 3 ports. In this study, the authors report their initial experiences of transumbilical single-port transabdominal preperitoneal (TAPP) repair of inguinal hernia using a unique "single port." METHODS Since November 2008, transumbilical single-port TAPP was(More)
Turcot syndrome (TS) is a rare hereditary disorder named after Dr. Jacques Turcot who first reported it in 1959. The primary clinical feature of TS is the concurrent presence of multiple colorectal adenomas or carcinomas and primary tumors of the central nervous system. The mode of transmission for TS may be either autosomal dominant or autosomal recessive.(More)