You Seok Jang

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The aim of this study is to compare short-term outcomes and surgical quality of robot-assisted (RAP) and laparoscopic (LAP) total mesorectal excision (TME) in patients with low rectal cancer. From December 2007 to June 2009, 41 consecutive patients with low rectal cancer underwent TME by robot-assisted procedures. The lowest tumor margins were below(More)
In recent years, robot-assisted surgery using the da Vinci System® has been proposed as an alternative to traditional open or laparoscopic procedures. The aim of this study was to compare the short-term outcomes for open, laparoscopic, and robot-assisted rectal resection for cancer. Two hundred sixty-three patients with rectal cancer who underwent curative(More)
PURPOSE The goal of this study is to evaluate the technical feasibility, safety, and clinical outcomes of totally laparoscopic colectomy with transvaginal anastomosis and extraction of specimen in female patients with right-sided colon cancer. METHODS A review of prospectively collected database at the Kyungpook National University Hospital from April(More)
To evaluate the technical feasibility, safety, and oncological outcomes of laparoscopic extended lateral pelvic lymph node dissection (LPLD) following total mesorectal excision (TME) in patients with advanced low rectal cancer. A review of a prospectively collected database at Kyungpook National University Hospital from May 2003 to September 2009 revealed a(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the technical feasibility, safety, and oncological outcomes of transumbilical single-incision laparoscopic surgery in patients with an uncomplicated appendiceal mucocele. METHODS A review of a prospectively collected database at the Kyungpook National University Hospital from January 2006 to September 2010(More)
PURPOSE This study was performed to determine the relationship among surgical treatment, colorectal cancer, and outcome in patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP). METHODS Records of 115 patients with FAP who underwent surgery at The Mount Sinai Medical Center between 1947 and 1994 were retrospectively reviewed. Patients without cancer were(More)
BACKGROUND Prior studies suggest that obesity is inversely associated with tumor marker concentration and may reduce diagnostic precision. This study was undertaken to evaluate the association between body mass index (BMI) and serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) concentrations in colorectal cancer patients. METHODS We analyzed the association between BMI(More)
Situs inversus totalis (SIT) is a rare congenital anomaly characterized by an inversion of the thoracic and abdominal viscera that creates a mirror image. The transposition of the organs imposes special demands on the diagnostic and technical skills of the surgeon, especially when performing laparoscopic surgery. We herein report the case of a 63-year-old(More)
Microsatellite instability (MSI) is a molecular marker that can provide valuable prognostic information for colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the predictive role of the MSI status remains less clear than its role in prognostication due to mixed results from previous studies. Therefore, this study investigated the usefulness of the MSI status as a predictive(More)
nloaded kground: Prior studies suggest that obesity is inversely associated with tumor marker concentration ay reduce diagnostic precision. This study was undertaken to evaluate the association between body index (BMI) and serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) concentrations in colorectal cancer patients. thods: We analyzed the association between BMI and(More)
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