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BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIM Endoscopic resection for early gastric cancers that meet the expanded indication is considered to be an investigational treatment. The study aim was to evaluate long-term outcomes of endoscopic resection compared with surgery for early gastric cancers meeting the expanded indication. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed data from(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare short-term surgical outcomes including financial cost of robotic and laparoscopic gastrectomy. BACKGROUND Despite a lack of supporting evidence, robotic surgery has been increasingly adopted as a minimally invasive modality for the treatment of gastric cancer because of its assumed technical superiority over conventional laparoscopy.(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic resection (ER) of early gastric cancer (EGC) meeting the absolute indication has excellent long-term outcomes. OBJECTIVE To compare long-term outcomes of ER with those of surgery in patients with EGC who met the absolute indication for ER. DESIGN Retrospective cohort study. SETTING A specialized center for the treatment of(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to identify risk factors associated with lymph node (LN) metastasis in early gastric cancer patients who underwent endoscopic resection (ER) and to evaluate the feasibility of minimal LN dissection in these patients. METHODS From January 2001 to March 2011, patients who underwent gastrectomy with lymphadenectomy due(More)
BACKGROUND Few results regarding the long-term survival from laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG) have been reported. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility of LATG in terms of long-term survival and morbidity. METHODS A case-control study was conducted on 100 cases of LATG and 348 cases of open total gastrectomy (OTG)(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical usefulness of the seventh Union Internationale Contre le Cancer/American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC/UICC) staging system vs the sixth AJCC/UICC staging system in patients with gastric cancer. STUDY DESIGN Included were 1,799 patients who underwent surgery for gastric cancer between(More)
BACKGROUND Endoscopic resection (ER) is an effective treatment for early gastric cancer (EGC) without lymph node metastasis. However, after ER additional surgery may be needed to manage the risks presented by residual cancer or lymph node metastasis. METHODS ER was performed on 344 gastric adenocarcinomas between November 2001 and April 2006 at the Korean(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to identify the characteristics of patients with early gastric cancers that have skip metastases. BACKGROUND The possibility of lymph node metastasis is the most important factor to consider when deciding on the resection procedure for patients with early gastric cancer. METHODS From February 2003 through July 2008,(More)
PURPOSE Robotic surgery for gastric cancer is a promising alternative to laparoscopic surgery, but the data are limited. We aimed to evaluate whether gaining experience in robotic gastrectomy could improve surgical outcomes in the treatment of gastric cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred and seven consecutive cases of patients with clinical stage I(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) compared to open distal gastrectomy (ODG) in the treatment of early gastric cancer with respect to survival, surgical outcomes, complications, and quality of life (QOL). METHODS One hundred sixty-four patients with cT1N0M0 and cT1N1M0 distal gastric cancer(More)