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BACKGROUND/AIMS Robotic cholecystectomy has emerged as an established technique for the treatment of gallbladder disease. We report our experience and surgical results of RC for patients with gallbladder polyps or minimal symptomatic gallstones, and with inflamed gallbladder diseases including acute cholecystitis, empyematous cholecystitis, and gangrenous(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to provide safe management guidelines for ampullary adenoma by analysis of clinicopathological features. BACKGROUND The treatment of ampullary cancer has been established; however, the indications for treatment of ampullary adenoma remain controversial. METHODS Between July 1997 and July 2008, a total of 33 patients(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the risk factors of postoperative anastomotic stricture after excision of choledochal cysts and hepaticojejunostomy. Among 65 patients who underwent surgery for choledochal cyst between March 1995 and June 2005, we selected 34 adult patients who were diagnosed as having choledochal cyst. We divided patients into two(More)
BACKGROUND This study was designed to compare surgical, morphological, and functional outcomes of pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) according to the types of pancreaticoenterostomy performed and to suggest a proper anastomotic method after PD. METHODS From January 2001 to December 2006, 147 PDs were performed at Ajou University Medical Center. Surgical,(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Xanthogranulomatous cholecystitis (XGC) is a rare disease of the gallbladder, showing high conversion rate and complications. However, it has been reported as collected data or as a case review. Therefore, we compared surgical outcomes of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in patients who were diagnosed with XGC with that of other(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the surgical outcomes of laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) in patients who were diagnosed with severe acute cholecystitis (SAC) and to clarify the useful treatment modalities of SAC. Of 112 patients who presented SAC, we selected 99 patients and divided them into 3 groups: 37 patients who underwent preoperative(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) is a rare exocrine tumor of the pancreas with low malignant potential. This study was designed to evaluate surgical outcome of solid pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN). METHODOLOGY From Between January 1994 to November 2013, 41 patients were diagnosed with SPN of the pancreas at Ajou University Medical(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Most efforts to minimize pancreatic fistula after distal pancreatectomy (DP) have been focused on techniques of pancreatic transection and management of the pancreatic remnant. However, an ideal method of handling remnant pancreas after resection does not exist. This study evaluates surgical outcome of DP and describes how to reduce(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the present study was to investigate clinicopathological features of patients who were diagnosed with unsuspected gallbladder cancer (UGC) after laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) and to clarify the relationship between acute cholecystitis (AC) and unsuspected gallbladder cancer. METHODS From June 1997 to March 2008, a total of 2,607(More)
Expression of estrogen receptors (ER)-alpha and -beta, as well as androgen receptor (AR), in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is thought to be correlated with prognosis, survival, and male prevalence of HCC. These hypotheses are based on investigations of European patients; however the expression patterns of these receptors in Asian patients are largely(More)