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BACKGROUND Positron emission tomography (PET) with 18- fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) has been used to both detect and stage a variety of malignancies. The current study examined the value of PET for preoperative staging of gastric adenocarcinoma. METHODS Sixty-eight patients (49 males and 19 females) with gastric adenocarcinoma, who were referred for(More)
OBJECTIVE An optimal treatment strategy for ovarian metastases of gastric cancer has not been clearly established. The aim of this study was to examine the role of a metastasectomy in the management of metachronous Krukenberg tumors after curative surgery for gastric cancer. METHODS Among 1235 female patients who had undergone a curative gastric resection(More)
AIM To investigate the influence of a positive proximal margin in total gastrectomy patients with gastric adenocarcinoma of the cardia. METHODS Medical records of 191 patients with total gastrectomies for adenocarcinoma of the cardia between 1995 and 2000 were reviewed. The clinicopathologic features associated with a positive margin were determined, and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Although various types of minimally invasive treatment have emerged as the best front-line therapies for early gastric cancer (EGC), there have been no established indications that these attempts are applicable. The purpose of this study was to propose indications for the application of minimally invasive therapy for EGC. METHODS(More)
Although numerous operative approaches have been utilized for gastric submucosal tumors, laparoscopic wedge resection has been regarded as the treatment of choice in recent years. As widespread use of diagnostic endoscopy has exposed a number of gastric submucosal tumors, the laparoscopic wedge resections are being performed with increased frequency. Many(More)
AIM To explore the feasibility of performing gastrectomy with D2 lymphadenectomy in gastric cancer patients with liver cirrhosis. METHODS A total of 7,178 patients were admitted with a diagnosis of liver cirrhosis from January 1993 to December 2003. We reviewed the records of 142 patients who were diagnosed with liver cirrhosis and gastric adenocarcinoma(More)
The metastatic status of the regional node is the most significant prognostic factor for early gastric cancer (EGC). However, diverse prognoses are evident even among the same N classifications of the current tumor-node-metastasis system. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic significance of the ratio of metastatic to retrieved lymph nodes (N(More)
Prophylactic drain placement during major abdominal surgery has been widely practiced without clear scientific evidence to support it. We hypothesized that prophylactic drain placement is not necessary in gastric cancer surgery. A randomized prospective trial was conducted between February 1, 2001, and July 30, 2001. Patients were randomly assigned to(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The question of whether resection should be performed in Krukenberg tumors from gastric cancer has yet to be adequately examined. Despite some reports on the surgical treatment of Krukenberg tumors, the outcomes after resection are not well characterized. PATIENTS AND METHODS Using a gastric cancer database, a total of 34(More)
BACKGROUND To investigate the interactions between splenectomy and perioperative transfusion in gastric cancer patients. METHODS Medical records of 449 gastric cancer patients who had undergone total gastrectomies for curative intent between 1991 and 1995 were reviewed. The influence of splenectomy on tumor recurrence and survival both in the transfused(More)