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PURPOSE To report our surgical technique and initial experience with robot-assisted laparoscopic radical cystectomy (RARC) with total intracorporeal urinary diversion compared with an extracorporeal method. SUBJECTS AND METHODS In total, 42 patients underwent RARC by a single surgeon at our institute for clinically localized bladder cancer. Among these, 4(More)
PURPOSE To report short-term retrospective perioperative and pathologic outcomes of the first robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) series in Korea. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between April 2007 and August 2009, 104 nonconsecutive patients, including 22 women, underwent RARC across seven institutions. We evaluated the outcomes in these cases, including(More)
PURPOSE Although cisplatin-based chemotherapy is the standard of care for advanced transitional cell carcinoma, tolerability is a challenging issue in unfit patients. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy, toxicity, and tolerability of the combination of gemcitabine and carboplatin in unfit patients with advanced transitional cell carcinoma. (More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the recurrence-free survival of partial nephrectomy and radical nephrectomy in patients with non-metastatic pathological T3a renal cell carcinoma. METHODS We reviewed the records of 3567 patients who had undergone a nephrectomy for renal cell carcinoma at five institutions in Korea from January 2000 to December 2010. The clinical(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the characteristics of pseudocapsule (PC) in localized renal cell carcinoma (RCC) by analyzing the rates of completeness of PC and pseudocapsular invasion and clinical and pathological risk factors of it. MATERIALS AND METHODS Between February 2013 and September 2015, data were gathered prospectively from 180 consecutive patients who(More)
PURPOSE This multiinstitutional report assesses the oncologic efficacy of hand-assisted laparoscopic radical nephrectomy (HLRN) compared with open radical nephrectomy (ORN) in patients with localized clear cell renal-cell carcinoma (RCC). PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed the data from 2561 patients who underwent radical nephrectomy at 26 institutions in(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to investigate the incidence of chronic kidney disease in patients with T1a renal cell carcinoma both before and after partial or radical nephrectomy, and to assess risk factors for chronic kidney disease. METHODS From January 2001 to December 2011, 1928 patients with a single renal mass ≤4 cm undergoing partial(More)
BACKGROUND The survival benefits of adrenalectomy (ADx) in the setting of metastatic cancer and prognostic factors for recurrence-free (RFS) and overall survival (OS) after adrenalectomy for metastatic carcinoma are still under debate. We evaluated the impact of clinicopathological variables on RFS and OS after ADx for metastatic carcinoma in patients with(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the impact of renal tumor size on the oncologic and surgical efficacy of laparoscopic renal cryosurgery (LRC) according to our intermediate-term experience in Korea. MATERIALS AND METHODS From June 2005 to October 2008, we enrolled 37 patients who underwent LRC for 40 renal tumors. Patients were stratified into four groups according(More)
PURPOSE A robotic virtual reality simulator (dV-Trainer™, Mimic Technologies) has been accepted as an effective training tool for the da Vinci(®) Surgical System (Intuitive Surgical, Inc.) in previous reports. However, there are no data available so far on how much time is required for an individual using the simulator to become proficient. We investigated(More)