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Recently, laparoscopic colorectal surgery using a single incision usually made at the umbilical area has emerged as a tool to minimize the numbers of scars and provide better cosmetic results. But experience in laparoscopic skills is needed to maintain the oncologic principles of colorectal cancer surgery with the restricted operating field during the(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the use of fibrin glue as a sealant over an anastomosis is a risk factor for anastomotic leakage after laparoscopic rectal cancer surgery. METHODS Prospective data were collected from 223 patients with rectal cancer who underwent laparoscopic resection without defunctioning stoma. RESULTS A total(More)
This study compared the short-term surgical outcomes of the vertical transumbilical incision with the left lower transverse incision for specimen retrieval in laparoscopic colorectal cancer surgery. One hundred forty-seven consecutive patients scheduled for laparoscopic surgery for sigmoid colon and rectal cancer between April 2010 and December 2010 were(More)
The aim of the study was to evaluate factors for predicting lymph node metastasis in patients who had T1 and T2 colorectal cancer. A total of 224 patients with T1 or T2 colorectal cancers who underwent radical surgery with regional lymphadenectomy from January 1999 to January 2008 were analyzed. Predictive factors for lymph node metastasis and prognostic(More)
PURPOSE This study prospectively assessed the value of sequential fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) scans for predicting the response of locally advanced rectal cancer to neoadjuvant chemoradiation. METHODS Fifty consecutive patients with locally advanced rectal cancer were enrolled. The treatment(More)
BACKGROUND The role of laparoscopic resection in patients with clinical T4 colorectal cancer remains controversial. This study compared the outcome of laparoscopic resection for clinical T4 colorectal cancer with that of an open approach. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Forty-three consecutive patients undergoing surgery for colorectal cancer with suspected(More)
The role of laparoscopic colorectal resection for patients undergoing a simultaneous operation for liver metastases had not been established. This study compared the outcomes between laparoscopic and open colorectal resections for patients undergoing simultaneous surgery for liver metastases. This study reviewed 40 consecutive patients undergoing(More)
OBJECTIVE This study evaluated the prognostic significance of the distribution of lymph node metastases (LND) in patients with colorectal cancer. BACKGROUND The impact of the LND on survival in colorectal cancer is unknown. METHODS A total of 1205 consecutive patients who underwent potentially curative surgery for sigmoid colon or rectal cancer with(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to document perioperative results and mid-term oncologic outcomes of single-incision laparoscopic (SIL) colectomy compared to conventional laparoscopic (CL) colectomy. BACKGROUND SIL surgery is an advance in minimally invasive operative techniques and is widely accepted for various types of surgery. METHODS We(More)
Perineural invasion (PNI) may influence the prognosis after resection of colorectal cancer (CRC); whether this is a definite prognostic factor remains controversial. This study determined the clinicopathologic factors associated with oncologic outcome after radical resection of stage II CRC, focusing on PNI. We retrospectively reviewed 341 consecutive(More)