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OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the outcome of surgical resection for pancreatic cancer and to characterize the clinicopathologic features of actual long-term survivors. METHODS Of the 789 pancreatic cancer patients, we retrospectively analyzed 242 patients who underwent an operation between 1985 and 1999. Surgical resection with(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether ampullectomy can substitute for pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) in early ampullary cancer by clinicopathologic study. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Although ampullectomy has been attempted in early ampullary cancer (pTis, pT1), the indication and extent of resection have not been established. METHODS Of(More)
BACKGROUND Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) is the most frequent postoperative complication after pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy (PPPD). This study was undertaken to determine which factors influence the development of DGE after PPPD. STUDY DESIGN We studied 150 consecutive patients who underwent PPPD performed by one surgeon between 1996 and(More)
To determine if there is any difference in pancreatic function after pylorus-preserving pancreatoduodenectomy(PPPD) according to the type of pancreatoenterostomy [pancreatojejunostomy (P-J) or pancreatogastrostomy (P-G)], we evaluated the long-term functional status of 34 patients who underwent PPPD and survived for more than 1 year without clinical(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Hemorrhage after pancreatoduodenectomy is a severe, life-threatening complication. This study was conducted to determine the guidelines appropriate for the prevention and management of hemorrhagic complications. METHODOLOGY We reviewed the medical records of 456 patients who had undergone pancreatoduodenectomy at our hospital between 1991(More)
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to analyze the actual long-term outcome after the surgical resection of extrahepatic bile duct cancer and to identify the characteristics shared by long-term survivors (5 years or longer). SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Although reported 5-year survival rates of extrahepatic bile duct cancer lie between 20% and 30%,(More)
BACKGROUND Despite recently increasing numbers of reports on intraductal papillary mucinous tumors (IPMTs), difficulties still remain in terms of diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. The purpose of this multicenter study was to evaluate the clinicopathologic features of IPMT in Korea and to suggest predictive criteria for malignancy in IPMT. METHODS We(More)
BACKGROUND The geometric and hemodynamic determinants of functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR) have not yet been established. Geometric alterations in the tricuspid valve can be accurately determined using 3-dimensional echocardiography. METHODS Real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography was performed in 54 patients with various degrees of FTR to obtain(More)
A 57-year-old man presented with a liver mass that had been detected on physical examination. The abdominal computed tomography scan revealed a 5-cm single nodular hepatoma located in segments 6 and 7. A total laparoscopic right posterior sectionectomy was performed for this lesion. The anatomical demarcation of the posterior section was possible with(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether gastrin has regenerative effect on the pancreas and in particular whether it prevents the atrophy of the distal pancreas after resection of pancreas in humans. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Although pancreatic regeneration after resection is well documented in animals, atrophy rather than regeneration of the distal remnant(More)