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OBJECTIVE To describe the computed tomographic findings of appendiceal diverticulitis. METHODS Computed tomography (n = 20) and clinical findings in 23 patients with appendiceal diverticulitis were retrospectively reviewed and compared with those in 23 patients with usual acute appendicitis. RESULTS Computed tomography visualized the inflamed(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of peritrocal, intraperitoneal, or combined peritrocal-intraperitoneal ropivacaine on the parietal, visceral, and shoulder tip pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS Eighty patients were randomly assigned to four groups. Group A received peritrocal and intraperitoneal saline. Group B(More)
PURPOSE To compare the economic outcomes of laparoscopic surgery (LAP) with those of open surgery (OS) for colorectal cancer. METHODS We compared operating room (OR) costs, OR hospital-profits, total hospital charges, and payments made for 67 consecutive patients who underwent either OS (n = 41) or LAP (n = 26) for colorectal cancer. RESULTS The(More)
PURPOSE To further improve the advantages of minimally invasive surgery, single port laparoscopic techniques continue to be developed. We report our initial experience with single port laparoscopic appendectomy (SPLA) in children and compare its outcomes to those of conventional laparoscopic appendectomy (CLA). METHODS Clinical data were prospectively(More)
BACKGROUND The technique of sentinel lymph node (SLN) mapping in patients with colorectal cancer varies between reports, and the optimal method has not been established. The purpose of this study was to determine the optimal injection technique for SLN mapping. METHODS Sixty-nine consecutive patients who underwent curative surgery for colorectal cancer(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)
INTRODUCTION Dermoid cyst of the pancreas, also called cystic teratoma, is a benign, well-differentiated, and extremely rare germ cell neoplasm. Preoperative diagnosis is challenging since there are no definitive preoperative diagnostic tests or pathognomonic findings. PRESENTATION OF CASE We report a case of a 54-year-old male who presented with an(More)
The accurate and early diagnosis of perforated appendicitis (PA) is important when a surgeon is making decisions with regard to time and method of operation that are critical in reducing morbidity and mortality. A total of 528 laparoscopic appendectomies were investigated with the review of data. Clinical factors for identifying PA and a comparison using(More)
Despite the increasing number of recent reports on laparoscopic liver resection in adults, there are only rare reports on such a procedure being performed in children. The authors report here on a total laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy that was performed in a 5-year-old girl who had a cystic tumor of the liver. The operative time was 150 minutes, the(More)
BACKGROUND This study was carried out to evaluate the safety and feasibility of laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG) for gastric cancer patients with systemic comorbidity. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred and seventy-six patients who had undergone LADG by a single surgeon were given a physical status classification as defined by the American(More)