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Delta-shaped anastomosis (DA) is a new Billroth I reconstruction technique using only a laparoscopic linear stapler under a totally laparoscopic approach. The present study compared the outcomes of DA with those of laparoscopic conventional Billroth I anastomosis (cBIA). A total of 138 and 100 patients with gastric cancer who underwent laparoscopic distal(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the current study was to determine the role of surgery in the treatment of recurrent gastric cancer. METHODS Of the 347 patients with recurrent gastric cancer, 61 patients (17.8%) who underwent surgery were evaluated retrospectively. The underlying causes and types of surgery, survival, and postoperative quality of life were(More)
A debate is currently ongoing about whether a large gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) should be treated by the laparoscopic approach because of the increased risk of tumor rupture during manipulation of the tumor with laparoscopic instruments and the resultant peritoneal tumor dissemination. Herein, we report a case of a large GIST of the stomach which(More)
Four cases of very rare composite glandular-endocrine cell carcinoma of the stomach are presented with methylation findings. All but one of the tumors arose in the antrum and two of them were at the early stage. Each composite carcinoma was accompanied by atrophic and metaplastic gastritis in the adjacent mucosa. Three cases showed lymph nodes metastasis,(More)
Background. The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence of gallstone after gastrectomy, risk factors for gallstone formation, and the surgical outcome of cholecystectomy after gastrectomy. Methods. A total of 2480 gastric cancer patients who underwent curative resection at two institutions between January 1997 and December 2012 were retrospectively(More)
Obturator hernia is relatively rare and tends to occur in elderly, emaciated women with chronic diseases. Clinical presentations are frequently delayed and so preoperative diagnosis is difficult. Treatment is always surgical. We present a case of a 75-year-old woman with bilateral obturator hernia diagnosed by the physical examination and abdominopelvic(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to compare the short-term surgical and long-term functional outcomes of Billroth I, Billroth II, and Roux-en-Y reconstruction after laparoscopic distal gastrectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively collected data from 697 patients who underwent laparoscopic distal gastrectomy for operable gastric cancer between(More)
PURPOSE Leptin plays an important role in the control of body weight and also has a growth-factor-like function in epithelial cells. Abnormal expression of leptin and leptin receptor may be associated with cancer development and progression. We evaluated the relationship among leptin and leptin receptors polymorphisms, body mass index (BMI), serum leptin(More)
BACKGROUND The 7th edition of the International Union Against Cancer/American Joint Committee on Cancer (UICC/AJCC) tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) classification system for gastric cancer is more detailed than the 6th edition with respect to tumor depth and lymph node metastasis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the rationality of the 7th UICC/AJCC(More)