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BACKGROUND To compare the incidences of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) between robot-assisted distal gastrectomy (RADG) and laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG). MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 40 patients with gastric cancer who underwent RADG were compared with 40 initial patients who underwent LADG by a single surgeon. We evaluated(More)
BACKGROUND Even for expert surgeons, esophagojejunostomy after laparoscopic total gastrectomy (LTG) is not always easy to perform. Herein, we compare various types of esophagojejunostomy in terms of the technical aspects and postoperative outcomes. METHODS A total of 48 patients underwent LTG for gastric cancer by the same surgeon. Four types of(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated the prevalence of coexisting asymptomatic colorectal neoplasm (CRN) in patients with gastric cancer (GC). METHODS Preoperative colonoscopic examinations were performed in 495 patients with GC who underwent gastrectomy between January 2009 and December 2010. To compare the prevalence of CRN in these patients with that in a normal(More)
BACKGROUND The clinical value of a non-curative resection for gastric cancer is still controversial. We analyzed the clinical outcomes of patients who underwent non-curative gastric resection. METHODS Data from a total of 178 patients who underwent non-curative resection for advanced gastric cancer at Seoul St. Mary's hospital were reviewed. Factors(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Leakage has been shown to adversely affect survival in patients undergoing surgery for gastrointestinal malignancies. However, the effect of leakage following radical gastrectomy in patients with gastric cancer remains unclear. METHODS In total, 478 patients with advanced gastric cancer who underwent surgery with curative intent(More)
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 To compare the characteristics and prognoses of gastric cancers by tumor location in Korean and U.S. subjects after curative-intent (R0) resection for gastric cancer (GC). METHODS Data were collected for all patients who had undergone R0 resection at one U.S. institution (n = 567) and one South Korean institution (n = 1,620). Patients with(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)
PURPOSE Reoperations after gastrectomy for gastric cancer are performed for many types of complications. Unexpected reoperations may cause mental, physical, and financial problems for patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the causes of reoperations and to develop a strategic decision-making process for these reoperations. MATERIALS AND(More)