Kyu Taek Lee

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BACKGROUND/AIMS The authors conducted a hospital-based case-control study to evaluate the role of Clonorchis sinensis infection as a risk factor for the development of cholangiocarcinoma (CC), including extrahepatic CC, in Korea. METHODS Cases of 185 patients with CC (intrahepatic, 51; hilar, 53; and distal extrahepatic, 81) and matched controls underwent(More)
OBJECTIVE Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is a treatable form of chronic pancreatitis that has been increasingly recognised over the last decade. We set out to better understand the current burden of AIP at several academic institutions diagnosed using the International Consensus Diagnostic Criteria, and to describe long-term outcomes, including organs(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to clarify the clinical and pathophysiological characteristics of autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) and its subtypes (lymphoplasmacytic sclerosing pancreatitis [LPSP] and idiopathic duct-centric pancreatitis [IDCP]) seen around the world. METHODS An international multicenter survey of AIP was conducted in 15(More)
Papillary tumors of the bile duct are intraductal tumors with innumerable minute, frondlike papillary projections. These tumors may be either fixed to or detached from the bile duct wall. However, because the papillary projections on the surface of papillary tumors are long and slender, the tumors are friable and slough easily. The sloughed tumor fragments(More)
BACKGROUND The authors performed a Phase II study of combination chemotherapy with gemcitabine and cisplatin in patients with inoperable biliary tract cancer to evaluate efficacy and toxicity of this combination. In addition, the correlation between the CA 19-9 response and clinical outcome was analyzed. METHODS The eligibility criteria for this study(More)
BACKGROUND Although endoscopic resection can provide a wide tumor resection with a negative resection margin, it is not yet recommended as a curative therapy for ampulla of Vater cancer. METHODS To investigate the microinvasion rate and the diagnostic accuracy of endoscopic biopsy to properly judge the safety of endoscopic resection for ampulla of Vater(More)
AIM We studied to identify the clinicopathological features, treatment outcome, and prognostic factors for patients with gastrointestinal and hepatopancreaticobiliary neuroendocrine tumor (NET). METHOD Between February 2001 and May 2006, a total of 470 patients were diagnosed with NET arising from the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, and hepatobiliary(More)
Intraductal papillary neoplasm of bile duct (IPNB) is one of the precursor lesions of cholangiocarcinoma. Although hepatolithiasis has been extensively studied in its association with IPNBs, there had been no comprehensive study of IPNBs with Clonorchis sinensis infection. Twelve IPNBs were selected from 20 surgically resected cholangiocarcinomas, positive(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS No information is available on the nature of the correlation between cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) expression and the clinicopathological features and prognosis of cholangiocarcinoma (CC). The goal of the present study was to determine the possible roles and clinical significance of COX-2 expression in CC. METHODS We investigated the(More)
GOALS To evaluate the safety, efficacy, and long-term outcome of percutaneous cholecystostomy without additional cholecystectomy as a definitive treatment for acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC). BACKGROUND AAC mainly occurs in seriously ill patients, and for those considered to be at high-risk for cholecystectomy, immediate percutaneous cholecystostomy(More)