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AIM To explore the feasibility of performing minimally invasive surgery (MIS) on subsets of submucosal gastric cancers that are unlikely to have regional lymph node metastasis. METHODS A total of 105 patients underwent radical gastrectomy with lymph node dissection for submucosal gastric cancer at our hospital from January 1995 to December 1995. Besides(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate possible associations between (i) comorbid disease and (ii) perioperative risk factors and morbidity following radical surgery for gastric cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Consecutive patients (759) undergoing radical gastrectomy and D2 level lymph node dissection for gastric cancer were included. Clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether ampullectomy can substitute for pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) in early ampullary cancer by clinicopathologic study. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Although ampullectomy has been attempted in early ampullary cancer (pTis, pT1), the indication and extent of resection have not been established. METHODS Of(More)
The purpose of this study was to clarify the prognostic significance of transfusion following pancreatoduodenectomy for periampullary cancers. We analyzed 357 periampullary cancers from 1985 to 1997 (ampullary cancer 130 cases, distal bile duct cancer 141 cases, pancreatic head cancer 86 cases). A total of 215 (60%) of the 357 patients have received(More)
Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) is a relatively new treatment option for early gastric cancer (EGC). However, cases of incomplete EMR resulting in a positive lateral margin or submucosal invasion (positive vertical margin) have been reported. We conducted this study to evaluate the role of surgery after incomplete EMR for EGC. We analyzed 19 patients who(More)
Several studies have suggested that carbon dioxide (CO2) pneumoperitoneum may have an effect on liver function. This study aimed to compare liver function after laparoscopically assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) and open distal gastrectomy (ODG) for patients with liver disease. Between January 2006 and December 2007, the study enrolled 50 patients with EGC(More)
PURPOSE This study evaluated the functional and oncological outcomes of proximal gastrectomy (PG) in comparison with total gastrectomy (TG) for upper-third early gastric cancer (EGC). MATERIALS AND METHODS The medical records of upper-third EGC patients who had undergone PG (n=192) or TG (n=157) were reviewed. The PG group was further subdivided into(More)
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the most common malignancy of the liver and is most commonly associated with hepatitis B infection in Korea. Although liver resection is regarded as a potentially curative treatment option, it is only feasible in less than 20% of patients. The reason for this is that HCC arises in cirrhotic livers and is often multicentric.(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of postoperative blood transfusion and anemia with postoperative outcomes in gastric cancer surgery. We enrolled 588 patients who had undergone curative resection for gastric cancer. Input variables for risk assessment consisted of 3 categories: patient demographics, surgical and pathological factors,(More)
PURPOSE The present study was conducted to investigate the low compliance rate of the critical pathway (CP) and whether CP is effective for treatment of gastric cancer in radical gastrectomy. METHODS The medical records of 631 patients who had undergone radical gastrectomy with D2 lymph node dissection were reviewed. This study compared data from patients(More)