Youngpeck Song

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To determine if amputation increases survival when compared to limb salvage surgery in patients with a soft tissue sarcoma (STS) of the extremity when there is often a misconception among physicians and patients that ablative surgery eliminates local recurrence and increases overall survival. This retrospective cohort study assessed 278 patients with STS(More)
BACKGROUND Spousal support has been hypothesized as providing important psychosocial support for patients and as such has been noted to provide a survival advantage in a number of chronic diseases and cancers. However, the specific effect of marital status on survival in soft tissue sarcomas (STSs) of the extremity has not been explored in detail. (More)
BACKGROUND Prophylactic dissection facilitates identification of central lymph node (LN) metastasis in patients with papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). Because most staging systems do not stratify risks by the number of LN metastases, postoperative treatments vary among different institutions. Therefore we investigated the significance of number of LN(More)
BACKGROUNDS/AIMS Biliary cystadenoma (BCA) and cystadenocarcinoma (BCCA) are rare cystic hepatic neoplasms. Prior reports concerning the proper surgical treatment and long-term survival are scarce. We report our experience and survival outcome of 30 patients over the last 25 years. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the clinicopathologic data of the(More)
OBJECTIVES The role of surgery in stage IV gallbladder (GB) cancer is not well established. This study analyses prognostic factors in patients with stage IV GB cancer following surgical resection with the aim of identifying a subgroup of patients who might benefit from surgical resection. METHODS Clinicopathological details were analysed for 94 patients(More)
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