Seok Ho Kang

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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 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 This study was conducted to identify the predictive factors for prostate cancer in patients with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels equal to or less than 4 ng/ml. MATERIALS AND METHODS A retrospective study of medical records was conducted on 292 patients with initial serum PSA ≤4 ng/ml among 2,305 patients who underwent prostate biopsy from(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of performing laparoscopic renal cryoablation (LRC) for the treatment of RCC, as compared with open partial nephrectomy (OPN), which is the established NSS. MATERIALS AND METHODS From April 2004, among the patients who underwent LRC with a 1.47 mm cryoprobe, we enrolled 20 patients who were pathologically(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)
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)
OBJECTIVE To better use virtual reality robotic simulators and offer surgeons more practical exercises, we developed the Tube 3 module for practicing vesicourethral anastomosis (VUA), one of the most complex steps in the robot-assisted radical prostatectomy procedure. Herein, we describe the principle of the Tube 3 module and evaluate its face, content, and(More)
MicroRNAs (miRs) are small noncoding RNAs that have been reported to be promising diagnostic tools. We used quantitative real-time reverse transcription PCR (RT-qPCR) to analyze differentially expressed miRNAs in prostate tumor samples to determine its prognostic value. From 2007 to 2009, tumor tissues were obtained from 73 radical prostatectomy specimens.(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the effect of extracorporeal magnetic innervation (ExMI) therapy in children with refractory monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis (MNE). METHODS A total of 55 children (34 boys and 21 girls, median age 8.0 years, range 5 to 13) who wetted the bed more than twice per week because of MNE that was refractory to treatment with(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)