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The BRAFV600E mutation is the most common genetic alteration found in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). Recent studies show that this mutation occurs more frequently in patients with PTC showing aggressive clinicopathologic features. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of the BRAFV600E mutation in tumor samples and its association with(More)
BACKGROUND Although the TNM stage is the most important prognostic factor for gastric cancer, there is a need for new prognostic and predictive factors, because the prognosis varies among patients of the same stage. The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationship of p53, nm23, proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and c-erbB-2 with the(More)
INTRODUCTION Robotic surgery is useful in areas with difficult access like the pelvis. The ideal indications for robotic surgery are still to be established. The neck area, especially the thyroid gland poses a difficult challenge for many endoscopic surgeons. Robotic surgery is useful in this area due to its excellent magnification and endowrist function.(More)
BACKGROUND Bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA) robotic thyroidectomy (RoT) has good postoperative and excellent cosmetic outcomes. To assess the surgical completeness of BABA RoT, it was compared to open thyroidectomy (OT) after propensity score matching of the cohorts. METHODS Between 2008 and 2010, 760 patients who underwent total thyroidectomy with(More)
Good postoperative and excellent cosmetic results have been achieved with bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA) robotic thyroidectomy (RoT). This study was performed to analyze the surgical outcomes and evaluate the surgical completeness and safety of BABA RoT. Between February 2008 and February 2012, a total of 1026 cases of BABA RoT were performed. The(More)
Delphian lymph node (DLN) metastasis is a recognized indicator of further lymph node involvement in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinicopathological significance of and risk factors for DLN metastasis. The medical records of 1,436 patients who underwent primary thyroidectomy for classical PTC with a tumor size(More)
PURPOSE Papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTCs) measuring 1.0 cm or less were separately defined as papillary thyroid microcarcinomas (PTMs) by the World Health Organization, emphasizing on their benign behavior. However, some reported that PTMs may have aggressive behavior, can cause regional, or even distant metastases. But till now, the characteristics of(More)
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to evaluate the hypothesis that relief of nasal obstruction in subjects with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) would lead to reduce OSA severity and to discuss the available evidence on the clinical efficacy of nasal surgery as a treatment modality for OSA. STUDY DESIGN Twenty-five subjects who had reduced patency of nasal cavity(More)
Various techniques for endoscopic thyroidectomy have been introduced in the past decade, and the cosmetic superiority of these techniques has been universally acknowledged. We developed the endoscopic thyroidectomy via bilateral axillo-breast approach (BABA) and have performed more than 500 operations. The aims of this study are to analyze the surgical(More)
BACKGROUND There is concern that endoscopic/robotic thyroidectomy could impair anterior chest skin sensation. Here, this possibility was assessed. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-one patients who underwent bilateral axillo-breast approach endoscopic/robotic thyroidectomy were asked 8 to 115 days (median: 29 d) later to undergo Semmes-Weinstein pressure(More)