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OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of totally laparoscopic distal gastrectomy with gastroduodenostomy (TLDG), we compared its early surgical outcomes with those of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy with gastroduodenostomy (LADG). METHODS We retrospectively analyzed early surgical outcomes in 567 patients who underwent laparoscopic gastrectomy(More)
BACKGROUND Although laparoscopic gastrectomy is widely performed in patients with gastric cancer, it requires a learning period for surgeons. Few methods are known to reduce or overcome this learning period. We tested a method to reduce or overcome this learning period in the beginner surgeon. METHODS Between April 2009 and March 2010, a total of 139(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study is to estimate the impact of obesity on surgical outcomes of laparoscopic-assisted gastrectomy for gastric cancer. STUDY DESIGN Between January 2005 and January 2010, 1100 consecutive patients who underwent laparoscopic-assisted distal gastrectomy for gastric cancer were reviewed to evaluate the impact of obesity. The(More)
BACKGROUND In the surgical treatment of gastric cancer, obesity is known to be a predictive factor for poor early surgical outcomes. To evaluate the more effective modality of laparoscopic gastrectomy in obese patients, we compared the early surgical outcomes of laparoscopy-assisted and totally laparoscopic gastrectomy. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed(More)
Cervical length was measured at 34-36 weeks' gestation by transvaginal ultrasound. The purpose of measurement of cervical length before term was to reveal the association with the onset of term labour. This was a retrospective study of 362 women who were delivered at term at Mizmedi hospital, between August 2006 and November 2011. There was significant(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the effectiveness of laparoscopic assisted total gastrectomy (LATG), we compared its early surgical outcomes with those of conventional open total gastrectomy (OTG) in patients who were diagnosed as having early gastric cancer preoperatively. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed early surgical outcomes in 190 consecutive patients who(More)
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