Learn More
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic liver resection (LR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is usually applied to superficial and left-side small lesions. Therefore, well designed comparative studies about the results of LR versus open liver resection (OR) for HCC are difficult and still uncommon. The aim of this study was to compare the perioperative and long-term(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic liver resection is an attractive option for treating liver tumors. Laparoscopic liver resection is more difficult for hepatocellular carcinomas located in the posterosuperior segments than for hepatocellular carcinomas in the anterolateral segments. We compared perioperative and long-term outcomes between laparoscopic liver resection(More)
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic treatment for gallbladder cancer (GBC) has long been contraindicated, but few studies have demonstrated the oncologic outcomes of this treatment. The purpose of this study was to evaluate long-term survival after intended laparoscopic surgery for early-stage GBC based on our 10 years of experience. STUDY DESIGN Between May 2004 and(More)
BACKGROUND The initial abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) sometimes reveal equivocal hepatic lesions. In this study, we evaluated the outcomes of equivocal hepatic lesions found by abdominal CT and the diagnostic accuracy of subsequent liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS We evaluated data of(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the influence of the anatomy of the right posterior bile duct (RPBD) of the donor on biliary complications in the recipients after living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT) using right hemi-liver grafts. BACKGROUND DATA During living-donor right hepatectomy, the RPBD was often exposed to the dissection plane. We hypothesized that(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the heterogeneity of steatosis in living donor livers to determine its regional differences. METHODS Between June 2011 and February 2012, 81 liver donors were selected. Fat fraction was estimated using magnetic resonance triple-echo chemical shifting gradient imaging in 13 different regions: segment 1 (S1), S2, S3, and each peripheral(More)
BACKGROUND & AIMS Laparoscopic liver resection has gained wide acceptance and is established as a safe alternative to open liver resection. Until now, there is no prospective randomized comparative study between laparoscopic and open liver resection. Previous comparative studies reported minor resections for peripheral tumors, and enrolled small numbers of(More)
Performing laparoscopic liver resection for lesions located in segment 7 and 8 is technically difficult, as the operative field is far from the conventional trocar site, and the liver impedes free motion of the laparoscopic instrument. Inserting the port through the intercostal space (ICS) may facilitate liver resection for these lesions. From January 2012(More)
Liver resection in cirrhotic patients reported to have higher morbidity and mortality rates compared to non-cirrhotic patients. Recently, there is increased acceptance of laparoscopic approach in liver surgery. However, few reports evaluated laparoscopic liver resection (LLR) for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in cirrhotic patients. The aim of this study is(More)
BACKGROUND Although there are very few reports of laparoscopic right posterior sectionectomy (RPS), we believe this is a promising operative method for lesions confined to the right posterior section of the liver. METHOD Between September 2003 and June 2012, laparoscopic liver resection was performed in 408 patients at Seoul National University Bundang(More)