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The aim of this study is to compare short-term outcomes and surgical quality of robot-assisted (RAP) and laparoscopic (LAP) total mesorectal excision (TME) in patients with low rectal cancer. From December 2007 to June 2009, 41 consecutive patients with low rectal cancer underwent TME by robot-assisted procedures. The lowest tumor margins were below(More)
In recent years, robot-assisted surgery using the da Vinci System® has been proposed as an alternative to traditional open or laparoscopic procedures. The aim of this study was to compare the short-term outcomes for open, laparoscopic, and robot-assisted rectal resection for cancer. Two hundred sixty-three patients with rectal cancer who underwent curative(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study is to evaluate the technical feasibility, safety, and clinical outcomes of totally laparoscopic colectomy with transvaginal anastomosis and extraction of specimen in female patients with right-sided colon cancer. METHODS A review of prospectively collected database at the Kyungpook National University Hospital from April(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the surgical outcome and intermediate oncological outcomes for laparoscopic versus open intersphincteric resection (ISR). BACKGROUND Intersphincteric resection has been proposed as an alternative to abdominoperineal resection for selected low rectal cancer cases, but the oncological adequacy of laparoscopic ISR has not been(More)
To evaluate the technical feasibility, safety, and oncological outcomes of laparoscopic extended lateral pelvic lymph node dissection (LPLD) following total mesorectal excision (TME) in patients with advanced low rectal cancer. A review of a prospectively collected database at Kyungpook National University Hospital from May 2003 to September 2009 revealed a(More)
We evaluated preoperative serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) as a prognostic factor for colorectal cancer and determined when surveillance of this marker was useful. Serum CEA was measured preoperatively in 1,263 patients who underwent curative resection for colorectal cancer at 3-month intervals for the first 2 postoperative years and at 6-month(More)
We compared oncologic outcomes of laparoscopic surgery following self-expandable metallic stent (SEMS) insertion with one-stage emergency surgical treatment of obstructive left-sided colon and rectal cancers. From April 1996 to October 2007, 95 consecutive patients with left-sided obstructive colorectal cancers were included: 25 underwent preoperative(More)
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder characterized by hamartomatous polyps in the small bowel and mucocutaneous pigmentation. Patients with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome often present as surgical emergencies with complications of the polyps, such as intussusception, bowel obstruction, and bleeding. Recently an increased risk of(More)
BACKGROUND CA19-9 was evaluated as a prognostic marker for colorectal cancer and whether it could be helpful in addition to surveillance using CEA was also tested. MATERIALS AND METHODS Serum CA19-9 levels were measured preoperatively in 1109 patients and monitored at 3-month intervals for the first 2 years postoperatively, and at 6-month intervals(More)
We attempted to assess the learning curve for laparoscopic resection for rectal cancer. We included 381 patients who underwent laparoscopic resection for rectal cancer between December 2002 and December 2007. The operative experience was divided into four periods according to numbers of operations and significant changes in main surgical results. Operative(More)