Min-Chan Kim

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Robotic gastrectomy in the setting of gastric cancer is reported by some investigators. However, no study has compared robotic surgery with open or laparoscopic surgery for patients with gastric cancer. This study aimed to determine the clinical benefits of robotic gastrectomy over open and laparoscopic gastrectomy for the treatment of gastric cancer. After(More)
BACKGROUND Most studies comparing surgical results of laparoscopic procedures for gastric cancer with open gastrectomies have been conducted based on limited experience. We aimed to compare laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) and conventional open distal gastrectomy (ODG) after a protracted learning experience. STUDY DESIGN We retrospectively(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy with lymph node dissection for gastric cancer is considered technically more complicated than the open method. Moreover, the safety and efficacy of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) with extraperigastric lymph node dissection in patients with gastric cancer have not been established(More)
AIM To evaluate the nature of the "learning curve" for laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) with systemic lymphadenectomy for early gastric cancer. METHODS The data of 90 consecutive patients with early gastric cancer who underwent LADG with systemic lymphadenectomy between April 2003 and November 2004 were reviewed. The 90 patients were divided(More)
PURPOSE Laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) is a widely accepted surgery for early gastric cancer. However, its use in advanced gastric cancer has rarely been studied. The aim of this study is to investigate the feasibility and survival outcomes of LADG for pT2 gastric cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between January 2004 and December 2009, we(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)
PURPOSE To identify the expression of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) messenger ribonuclueic acid (mRNA) and localize GnRH receptors in mature rat and adult human testes. MATERIALS AND METHODS In situ hybridization and enzymatic receptor binding localization were performed. RESULTS GnRH mRNA was expressed within the seminiferous tubules in both(More)
Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is an extremely infectious, systemic viral disease of birds that produces high mortality and morbidity. HPAI was diagnosed in the three dead magpies (Pica pica sericea) submitted to the National Veterinary Research and Quarantine Service. At necropsy, the prominent lesions were multifocal or coalescing necrosis of(More)
PURPOSE The oncologic outcomes of laparoscopy-assisted gastrectomy for the treatment of gastric cancer have not been evaluated. The aim of this study is to validate the efficacy and safety of laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer in terms of long-term survival, morbidity, and mortality retrospectively. PATIENTS AND METHODS The study group comprised(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the safety of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) compared with open distal gastrectomy (ODG) in patients with clinical stage I gastric cancer in Korea. BACKGROUND There is still a lack of large-scale, multicenter randomized trials regarding the safety of LADG. METHODS A large-scale, phase 3, multicenter, prospective(More)