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BACKGROUND Studies have claimed that in the surgical treatment of pancreas body and tail cancer, radical antegrade modular pancreatosplenectomy (RAMPS) is associated with effective tangential margin and extensive lymph node dissection. In the present study, the authors have compared the surgical outcomes between RAMPS and conventional distal(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)
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)
AIM To compare outcomes from radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and hepatectomy for treatment of colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM). METHODS From January 2000 to December 2009, 408 patients underwent curative intent treatment for CRLM. We excluded patients using the criteria: size of CRLM > 3 cm, number of CRLM ≥ 5, percutaneous RFA, follow-up period < 12 mo,(More)
OBJECTIVES We reviewed the pancreatectomies that were done for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma to evaluate patient survival and prognostic predictors. METHODS A review was performed on 94 patients who underwent surgical resection for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas from 1995 to 2002. The perioperative factors were compared between the proximal and(More)
BACKGROUND There are scant studies that have analyzed the prognostic factors for malignant nonfunctioning endocrine tumors of the pancreas. We identified the predictive factors associated with long-term survival after surgical resection for malignant nonfunctioning endocrine tumors. METHODS Among the 25 patients seen at our hospital with a diagnosis of(More)
Lymph node (LN) metastasis is one of the most important adverse prognostic factors for pancreatic cancer. The aim of this study was to identify novel lymphatic metastasis-associated markers for pancreatic cancer. DNA microarray analysis was used to determine and compare the expression profiles of 17 pancreatic cancer tissues with LN metastasis and 17(More)
OBJECTIVES Insulinomas are rare tumours that originate from the islet cells of the pancreas. The aims of this study were to gain an understanding of the clinical features of insulinomas and to establish the diagnostic and therapeutic strategies. METHODS A review was carried out in 20 patients with insulinoma surgically treated in our institution over the(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)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Ductal adenocarcinoma of the head of the pancreas can only be cured with pancreaticoduodenectomy. However, the prognosis after resection has been poor. This study analyzed the possible prognostic factors of resected ductal adenocarcinoma through pancreaticoduodenectomy in a single institution. METHODS Between Oct. 1994 and May. 2002, 81(More)