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Since delta-shaped gastroduodenostomy was introduced, many surgeons have utilized laparoscopic distal gastrectomy (LDG) with totally intracorporeal Billroth I (ICBI) for gastric cancer, because it is expected to have several advantages over laparoscopic-assisted distal gastrectomy with extracorporeal Billroth I (ECBI). In this study, we compared these two(More)
Robotic systems recently have been introduced to overcome technical limitations of conventional laparoscopic surgery, especially for complex procedures. Laparoscopic spleen-preserving total gastrectomy with D2 lymph node (LN) dissection (LTGD2) is one of the most complicated procedures. We hypothesized that robotic LN dissection would be more thorough and(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to provide reference data for health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in the general Korean population so that the data could be compared with those of cancer patients. Reference data enable more detailed insights into treatments for and care of cancer patients. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING We constructed a(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to clarify the short- and long-term outcomes of laparoscopy-assisted total gastrectomy (LATG) for gastric cancer compared to conventional open total gastrectomy (COTG) with a case-control study. METHODS Between January 2002 and December 2010, a series of 264 patients with gastric cancer underwent R0 total gastrectomy(More)
This study was designed to identify risk factors and oncological value for the development of postoperative complications after gastrectomy in gastric cancer patients with preoperative chemotherapy. A total of 123 gastric cancer patients who underwent gastrectomy after chemotherapy were enrolled in this study. The incidence, type, risk factors, and(More)
PURPOSE To define the role of robotic gastrectomy for the treatment of gastric cancer, the present systematic review with meta-analysis was performed. MATERIALS AND METHODS A comprehensive search up to July 2012 was conducted on PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library. All eligible studies comparing robotic gastrectomy versus laparoscopic gastrectomy or(More)
BACKGROUND The seventh edition of the tumor, lymph node (LN), metastasis (TNM) staging system increased the required number of examined LNs in gastric cancer from 15 to 16. However, the same staging system defines lymph node-negative gastric cancer regardless of the number of examined LNs. In this study, the authors evaluated whether gastric cancer can be(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify risk factors for postgastrectomy vitamin B12 deficiency and the time course of its development. BACKGROUND Postgastrectomy vitamin B12 deficiency worsens the quality of life of gastric cancer survivors, and vitamin B12-related neuropathy is irreversible if recognized late. However, the clinical pattern of vitamin B12 deficiency(More)
This study was undertaken to outline, in detail, the procedures for robotic D2 lymph node dissection during distal gastrectomy for middle- or lower-third gastric cancer, and to present data that may suggest the safety and feasibility of robotic D2 lymph node dissection.1 – 4 From July 2005 to December 2009, a total of 316 robotic gastrectomies were(More)
This study was performed to validate the feasibility and role of image-guided robotic surgery using preoperative computed tomography (CT) images for the treatment of gastric cancer. Twelve patients scheduled to undergo robotic gastrectomy for gastric cancer were registered. Vessels encountered during gastrectomy were reconstructed using 3D software and(More)