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BACKGROUND Minimally invasive surgery has been applied to nearly all fields of surgery due to its advantages such as reduced morbidity, a better cosmetic outcome, and early recovery. The recent advances in its technique have allowed us to use modified minimally invasive surgery technique in the field of kidney transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS From(More)
PURPOSE Extremely elderly patients who present with complicated gallstone disease are less likely to undergo definitive treatment. The use of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in older patients is complicated by comorbid conditions that are concomitant with advanced age and may increase postoperative complications and the frequency of conversion to open(More)
PURPOSE Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the standard management for acute cholecystitis. Percutaneous transhepatic gallbladder drainage (PTGBD) may be an alternative interim strategy before surgery in elderly patients with comorbidities. This study was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of PTGBD for elderly patients (>60 years) with acute(More)
PURPOSE An impairment of anastomotic blood flow (ABF) and the resulting hypoxia readily lead to the complications such as leakage and stricture. We performed an animal study to evaluate the effect of anchoring suture for minimizing the impairment of ABF caused by tensile loading. MATERIALS AND METHODS An end-to-side jejunojejunostomy was done in 20 rats,(More)
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