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OBJECTIVE To analyze the long-term results of distal pancreatectomy with en bloc celiac axis resection (DP-CAR), a newly designed extended surgical procedure for locally advanced cancer of the pancreatic body. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Pancreatic body cancer often involves the common hepatic artery and/or the celiac axis and is regarded as an unresectable(More)
BACKGROUND In colorectal surgeries, surgical site infections (SSIs) frequently cause morbidity; an incidence of up to 20% has been shown in previous studies. Recently, to prevent microbial colonization of suture material in operative wounds, triclosan-coated polyglactin suture materials with antimicrobial activity have been developed; however, their(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to perform a prospective study of surgical treatment of hilar cholangiocarcinoma according to newly established guidelines for performing safe and curative resections. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA The poor survival rate after resection of hilar cholangiocarcinoma is considered to be mainly the result of in-hospital death and(More)
BACKGROUND One of the most common morbidities of pancreaticoduodenectomies is delayed gastric emptying (DGE). The recent advent of subtotal stomach-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy (SSPPD) attempts to lessen this troublesome complication; however, the incidence of DGE still remains to be 4.5-20%. This study aims to evaluate whether the incidence of DGE(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical site infection (SSI) is a serious complication after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD). To prevent microbial colonization of suture material in operative wounds, triclosan-coated polyglactin sutures with antibacterial activity have been developed recently. Several clinical studies have shown that the use of such suture reduces SSIs in various(More)
To minimize the parietal trauma associated with multiple surgical access sites, single-incision laparoscopic surgery for colectomy has been emerging with the improvements in instrumentation and surgical techniques. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinicopathological outcomes between single-incision laparoscopic right colectomy (SILC) and(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS To assess preliminary results of preoperative embolization of the common hepatic artery in preparation for distal pancreatectomy with en bloc resection of the celiac and common hepatic arteries for carcinoma of the body of the pancreas involving these arteries. METHODOLOGY Four patients underwent the embolization with coils 1-7 (median: 5)(More)
BACKGROUND Locally advanced cancer of the pancreatic body involving the celiac and/or common hepatic arteries is often considered unresectable. Radical distal pancreatectomy with en bloc resection of these arteries without reconstruction was recently introduced to treat these tumors. However, experience is still limited. This study reviewed the safety and(More)
BACKGROUND Portal vein and hepatic artery resection and reconstruction may be required in radical surgery for biliary cancer. Microvascular reconstruction requires special equipment and training, and may be difficult to accomplish when the arterial stump is small, when there are multiple vessels or when the stump lies deep within the wound. This study(More)
BACKGROUND The risk factors predisposing to bile duct injury or postoperative bile leakage associated with laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) include the presence of an accessory hepatic duct, the anomalous cystic duct confluence, and duct of Luschka. One method to prevent bile duct injury is preoperative placement of an endoscopic nasobiliary drainage tube(More)