Wook Hwan Kim

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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)
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)
This study was designed to provide safe management guidelines for ampullary adenoma by analysis of clinicopathological features. The treatment of ampullary cancer has been established; however, the indications for treatment of ampullary adenoma remain controversial. Between July 1997 and July 2008, a total of 33 patients were diagnosed with ampullary(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)
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. From January 2001 to December 2006, 147 PDs were performed at Ajou University Medical Center. Surgical, morphological, functional,(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)
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)
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)
The aim of this study was to analyze clinicoradiologic findings and treatment outcomes of patients with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-related perforations. Between May 2003 and November 2007, 2,247 ERCP procedures with or without sphincterotomy were performed at Ajou University Medical Center, Suwon, Korea, and 20 perforations(More)
Bile leaks remain a significant cause of morbidity for patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Leakage from an injured duct of Luschka (subvesical duct) follows the cystic duct as the most common cause of postcholecystectomy bile leaks. Although endoscopic sphincterotomy, plastic-stent placement, or nasobiliary-drain placement are effective in(More)