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BACKGROUND Recently, single port laparoscopic surgery has begun to develop as an extension of minimally invasive surgery, but there have been only a few reports of single port laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (SPLTEP) hernioplasty. In addition, there are few comparative studies with conventional laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (CLTEP) hernioplasty.(More)
PURPOSE Cancer-related inflammation affects many aspects of malignancy. We confirm the effects of early postoperative systemic inflammation on cancer prognosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Six hundred consecutive patients underwent surgery for colorectal cancer from 2006 to 2009. Measurements of white blood cells, neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, and(More)
PURPOSE While the incidence of right colonic diverticulitis (RCD) is rare in Western countries, the right colon is the most common site of diverticulitis in Asian countries. However, its recurrent pattern and management were rarely studied. This study was designed to elucidate the pattern of recurrence in RCD. METHODS Of the 154 patients admitted as right(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS There is no standard consensus on a strategy in the second-line setting for gemcitabine-refractory advanced pancreatic cancer. This study evaluated the activity and tolerability of oxaliplatin, irinotecan, 5-fluorouracil and leucovorin (FOLFIRINOX) as a second-line therapy in advanced pancreatic adenocarcinoma pretreated with a(More)
The blood neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is reported to be a prognostic marker in several cancers. However, the prognostic role of NLR in patients with advanced cholangiocarcinoma on chemotherapy is unknown. A total of 221 patients with pathologically confirmed locally advanced or metastatic cholangiocarcinoma receiving first-line palliative(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS In this study, we evaluate prospective diagnostic criteria and propose a clinical scoring system for the evaluation of patients suspected to have right colonic diverticulitis (RCD) prospectively. PATIENTS AND METHODS One hundred adult patients, who were clinically suspected to have appendicitis or RCD, and in whom we were not able to(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic appendectomy is generally performed with the three-port system. In this study, we performed a unique single-port laparoscopic appendectomy, which we refer to as the transumbilical single-port laparoscopic appendectomy (TUSPLA). METHODS From April 19, 2008, 33 cases of TUSPLA were performed. A surgical glove was used as the(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIM The effect of platelet aggregation inhibitors (PAI) on post-endoscopic sphincterotomy (ES) bleeding in patients who cannot discontinue PAI for sufficient time in urgent conditions has not been identified. The present study analyzed the effect of sustained use of PAI on post-procedural bleeding in patients undergoing ES. METHODS A total(More)
PURPOSE To reduce the incisional morbidity and improve cosmesis, the authors adopted a single-port laparoscopic appendectomy using a unique "single-port". The authors retrospectively evaluated transumbilical single-port laparoscopic appendectomy (TUSPLA) against conventional laparoscopic appendectomy (CLA) with respect to perioperative outcomes and(More)
PURPOSE The treatment for perforated colorectal cancer is not easy and the prognosis for this disease is not so predictable. There are some controversies about performing radical operations because colorectal cancer perforation was considered as an advanced stage disease due to the possibility of tumor cell dissemination through the perforation site. (More)