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Journal of Gastric Cancer ; : 3-106, 2023.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-967162

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Gastric cancer is one of the most common cancers in Korea and the world. Since 2004, this is the 4th gastric cancer guideline published in Korea which is the revised version of previous evidence-based approach in 2018. Current guideline is a collaborative work of the interdisciplinary working group including experts in the field of gastric surgery, gastroenterology, endoscopy, medical oncology, abdominal radiology, pathology, nuclear medicine, radiation oncology and guideline development methodology. Total of 33 key questions were updated or proposed after a collaborative review by the working group and 40 statements were developed according to the systematic review using the MEDLINE, Embase, Cochrane Library and KoreaMed database. The level of evidence and the grading of recommendations were categorized according to the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation proposition. Evidence level, benefit, harm, and clinical applicability was considered as the significant factors for recommendation. The working group reviewed recommendations and discussed for consensus. In the earlier part, general consideration discusses screening, diagnosis and staging of endoscopy, pathology, radiology, and nuclear medicine. Flowchart is depicted with statements which is supported by meta-analysis and references. Since clinical trial and systematic review was not suitable for postoperative oncologic and nutritional follow-up, working group agreed to conduct a nationwide survey investigating the clinical practice of all tertiary or general hospitals in Korea. The purpose of this survey was to provide baseline information on follow up. Herein we present a multidisciplinary-evidence based gastric cancer guideline.

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Journal of the Korean Neurological Association ; : 60-62, 2022.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-916330

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Anti-Hu antibody causes paraneoplastic syndrome of the nervous system. Most of the anti-Hu antibodies are found with small cell lung cancer, but can rarely be found with other cancers such as non-small cell lung cancer, prostate cancer, and breast cancer. We report a 57-year-old male patient with advanced gastric adenocarcinoma who had paresthesia and limb ataxia. Electrophysiologic study and imaging showed peripheral neuropathy accompanied with myelitis. Anti-Hu antibody was detected in the patient’s serum, leading to the diagnosis of paraneoplastic syndrome.

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Investigative Magnetic Resonance Imaging ; : 303-310, 2022.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-967015

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Purpose@#This study aimed to evaluate clinical significance and imaging findings of newly detected lesions on breast MRI while monitoring patients’ response to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). @*Materials and Methods@#We identified 291 patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer who underwent breast MRI to assess their response to NAC between January 2017 and August 2021. We evaluated 26 new lesions in 24 women (mean age, 49.8 years; range, 35–63 years) who were included in this study. Two radiologists assessed imaging findings of new lesions according to Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) lexicon 5th edition and evaluated follow-up MRI during NAC. Outcomes of new lesions were determined based on pathologic examination or imaging follow-up after surgery. @*Results@#All 26 new lesions were found on the first follow-up imaging. They disappeared or decreased in size on the second follow-up imaging. Lesion types included mass (n = 22, 84.6%) and non-mass enhancement (n = 4, 15.4%). The majority of the mass types showed oval to round shapes (22/22, 100%), circumscribed margins (21/22, 95.5%), and rim enhancement (18/22, 81.8%). Seven (26.9%) new lesions were ipsilateral to the index cancer, 7 (26.9%) were contralateral, and 12 (46.2%) were bilateral. None of these new lesions were malignant. @*Conclusion@#New lesions were detected in 4.7% of breast MRI during NAC. Most new lesions tended to

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Cancer Research and Treatment ; : 881-888, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-897460

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Purpose@#The purpose of this study was to investigate whether routine insertion of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) at admission to a hospice-palliative care (HPC) unit is acceptable in terms of safety and efficacy and whether it results in superior patient satisfaction compared to usual intravenous (IV) access. @*Materials and Methods@#Terminally ill cancer patients were randomly assigned to two arms: routine PICC access and usual IV access arm. The primary endpoint was IV maintenance success rate, defined as the rate of functional IV maintenance until the intended time (discharge, transfer, or death). @*Results@#A total of 66 terminally ill cancer patients were enrolled and randomized to study arms. Among them, 57 patients (routine PICC, 29; usual IV, 28) were analyzed. In the routine PICC arm, mean time to PICC was 0.84 days (range, 0 to 3 days), 27 patients maintained PICC with function until the intended time. In the usual IV arm, 11 patients maintained peripheral IV access until the intended time, and 15 patients underwent PICC insertion. The IV maintenance success rate in the routine PICC arm (27/29, 93.1%) was similar to that in the usual IV arm (26/28, 92.8%, p=0.958). Patient satisfaction at day 5 was better in the routine PICC arm (97%, ‘a little comfort’ or ‘much comfort’) compared with the usual IV arm (21%) (p <0.001). @*Conclusion@#Routine PICC insertion in terminally ill cancer patients was comparable in safety and efficacy and resulted in superior satisfaction compared with usual IV access. Thus, routine PICC insertion could be considered at admission to the HPC unit.

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Cancer Research and Treatment ; : 881-888, 2021.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-889756

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Purpose@#The purpose of this study was to investigate whether routine insertion of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) at admission to a hospice-palliative care (HPC) unit is acceptable in terms of safety and efficacy and whether it results in superior patient satisfaction compared to usual intravenous (IV) access. @*Materials and Methods@#Terminally ill cancer patients were randomly assigned to two arms: routine PICC access and usual IV access arm. The primary endpoint was IV maintenance success rate, defined as the rate of functional IV maintenance until the intended time (discharge, transfer, or death). @*Results@#A total of 66 terminally ill cancer patients were enrolled and randomized to study arms. Among them, 57 patients (routine PICC, 29; usual IV, 28) were analyzed. In the routine PICC arm, mean time to PICC was 0.84 days (range, 0 to 3 days), 27 patients maintained PICC with function until the intended time. In the usual IV arm, 11 patients maintained peripheral IV access until the intended time, and 15 patients underwent PICC insertion. The IV maintenance success rate in the routine PICC arm (27/29, 93.1%) was similar to that in the usual IV arm (26/28, 92.8%, p=0.958). Patient satisfaction at day 5 was better in the routine PICC arm (97%, ‘a little comfort’ or ‘much comfort’) compared with the usual IV arm (21%) (p <0.001). @*Conclusion@#Routine PICC insertion in terminally ill cancer patients was comparable in safety and efficacy and resulted in superior satisfaction compared with usual IV access. Thus, routine PICC insertion could be considered at admission to the HPC unit.

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Korean Journal of Clinical Oncology ; (2): 138-141, 2020.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-901791

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An extragastrointestinal stromal tumor (EGIST) is a gastrointestinal stromal tumor that arises outside of the gastrointestinal tract. Most EGISTs are located in the omentum, mesentery, and retroperitoneum. The occurrence of an EGIST at the perianal region is very rare. Herein, we report our experience with EGISTs in the perianal area and review the literature. A 70-year-old man presented to our hospital with a 2-year history of anal discomfort. A pelvic magnetic resonance imaging scan showed a homogenous, well-defined, soft tissue density mass. The patient underwent mass excision, and the pathological examination confirmed that the mass was an EGIST. The size of the tumor was 4.3×3.2 cm, and the mitotic count was 1 per 50 high-power fields. The tumor cells were immunohistochemically positive for KIT and CD34 but were negative for S-100 and alpha-smooth muscle actin. There were no other abnormal findings in the gastrointestinal tract; upon pathological review, this case was confirmed as perianal EGIST. Therefore, EGIST should be considered as a differential diagnosis of perianal masses.

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The Ewha Medical Journal ; : 29-34, 2020.
Article | WPRIM | ID: wpr-837193

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Objectives@#Terminally ill cancer patients in hospice palliative care unit are reluctant to undergo repetitive invasive procedures due to coagulopathies and poor performance or condition, while catheter management such as regular irrigation during hospitalization is easy. The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and efficacy of indwelling intraperitoneal (IP) catheter in hospitalized terminally ill cancer patients with recurrent ascites. @*Methods@#A retrospective review was conducted in patients who underwent IP catheter at the hospice palliative care unit of Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital between August 2016 and June 2018. All catheters were inserted by interventional radiologists with radiological guidance. The primary end-points were functional IP catheter maintenance rate, which is catheter maintained with patency for drainage until the intended time. @*Results@#A total of 25 terminally ill cancer patients underwent IP catheters placements during the study period. All catheters were successfully inserted without major complications, but one patient had trivial bleeding and one other patient had temporary pain. The median time from admission to catheter insertion was 5 days (range, 1 to 49 days). Twenty-one catheters were maintained with function until the intended time, three cases were maintained without function, and the last one was removed early due to obstruction and pain. Finally, the functional IP maintenance rate was 84% (21/25) and the median functional catheter life span was 15 days (95% confidence interval, 10.8 to 17.2). @*Conclusion@#Our study showed relatively favorable results for IP catheter maintenance and safety in hospitalized terminally ill cancer patients with malignant ascites.

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Korean Journal of Clinical Oncology ; (2): 138-141, 2020.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-894087

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An extragastrointestinal stromal tumor (EGIST) is a gastrointestinal stromal tumor that arises outside of the gastrointestinal tract. Most EGISTs are located in the omentum, mesentery, and retroperitoneum. The occurrence of an EGIST at the perianal region is very rare. Herein, we report our experience with EGISTs in the perianal area and review the literature. A 70-year-old man presented to our hospital with a 2-year history of anal discomfort. A pelvic magnetic resonance imaging scan showed a homogenous, well-defined, soft tissue density mass. The patient underwent mass excision, and the pathological examination confirmed that the mass was an EGIST. The size of the tumor was 4.3×3.2 cm, and the mitotic count was 1 per 50 high-power fields. The tumor cells were immunohistochemically positive for KIT and CD34 but were negative for S-100 and alpha-smooth muscle actin. There were no other abnormal findings in the gastrointestinal tract; upon pathological review, this case was confirmed as perianal EGIST. Therefore, EGIST should be considered as a differential diagnosis of perianal masses.

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Journal of the Korean Radiological Society ; : 40-44, 2018.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-916650

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Colon cancer arising in a colonic diverticulum is very rare. There are only a few reported cases of colon cancer associated with a diverticulum. Of these reported cases, only a few are those of a mucinous adenocarcinoma. Here, we report a case of an 82-year-old female with a mucinous adenocarcinoma arising in the ascending colonic diverticulum, which clinically and radiologically mimicked perforated diverticulitis with abscess formation. Although such cases are rare, our findings suggest that malignant tumors may be misdiagnosed as diverticular diseases and should be considered during work-up.

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Diabetes & Metabolism Journal ; : 58-63, 2014.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-178781

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BACKGROUND: The effects of glucose on cardiovascular events or mortality in nondiabetic patients has been recently reported. However, since atherosclerosis can be formed over a long period of time, it is necessary to devote several years to unveil the relationship between the two factors. Here, we attempted to find out the relationship between the mean hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level and HbA1c variability for 5 years and coronary artery disease (CAD) by using coronary angiography (CAG) to assess nondiabetic patients. METHODS: We reviewed patients who performed CAG who were followed up for at least 5 years after the initial diagnosis. The fasting blood test was performed annually for glucose and HbA1c level. CAD was defined as more than 50% of luminal narrowing. The severity of CAD was divided into two groups depending on whether no vessels were involved or one more vessel were involved (CAD(-) or CAD(+), respectively). RESULTS: The patients in CAD(+) group had higher mean HbA1c level for 5 years than CAD(-) group (5.71+/-0.40 vs. 5.86+/-0.68; P=0.04). Mean HbA1c was a significant predictor for CAD in multiple regression (odds ratio, 2.224; P=0.028). The percentage of patients with CAD was significantly higher in patients with >6.2% of mean HbA1c levels compared to patients with <6.2% of mean HbA1c levels (P<0.019). CONCLUSION: When the mean HbA1c levels were above 6.2%, the risk of CAD was higher. Also this study shows that HbA1c level can be one of the predictors for CAD even if the patients do not have diabetes.


Subject(s)
Humans , Atherosclerosis , Coronary Angiography , Coronary Artery Disease , Coronary Vessels , Diagnosis , Fasting , Glucose , Hematologic Tests , Glycated Hemoglobin , Mortality , Phenobarbital
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The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine ; : 203-209, 2014.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-105992

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BACKGROUND/AIMS: With the increasing incidence of cardiovascular disease, angiocardiography using contrast-enhancing media has become an essential diagnostic and therapeutic tool, despite the risk of contrast-medium-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI). CIAKI may be exacerbated by renin-angiotensin-system (RAS) blockers, which are also used in a variety of cardiovascular disorders. This study evaluated the effects of RAS blockade on CIAKI after coronary angiography. METHODS: Patients who underwent coronary angiography in our hospital between May 2009 and July 2011 were reviewed. Serum creatinine levels before and after coronary angiography were recorded. CIAKI was diagnosed according to an increase in serum creatinine > 0.5 mg/dL or 25% above baseline. RESULTS: A total of 1,472 subjects were included in this study. Patients taking RAS blockers were older, had a higher baseline creatinine level, lower estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), and had received a greater volume of contrast medium. After propensity score matching, no difference was observed between the RAS (+) and RAS (.) groups. Multiple logistic regression identified RAS blockade, age, severe heart failure, contrast volume used, hemoglobin level, and eGFR as predictors of CIAKI. Multiple logistic regression after propensity matching showed that RAS blockade was associated with CIAKI (odds ratio, 1.552; p = 0.026). CONCLUSIONS: This study showed that the incidence of CIAKI was increased in patients treated with RAS blockers.


Subject(s)
Aged , Female , Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Acute Kidney Injury/chemically induced , Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptor Blockers/adverse effects , Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors/adverse effects , Biomarkers/blood , Chi-Square Distribution , Contrast Media/adverse effects , Coronary Angiography/adverse effects , Creatinine/blood , Glomerular Filtration Rate/drug effects , Incidence , Kidney/drug effects , Logistic Models , Multivariate Analysis , Odds Ratio , Propensity Score , Renin-Angiotensin System/drug effects , Republic of Korea/epidemiology , Retrospective Studies , Risk Assessment , Risk Factors
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The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine ; : 241-245, 2014.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-105986

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The diameter and collapsibility of the inferior vena cava (IVC) should be interpreted in consideration with other clinical and echocardiographic parameters before drawing definitive diagnostic conclusions. We report a case of a 46-year-old female with isolated IVC dilation and diminished inspiratory collapse without other abnormalities, and provide a brief review of the literature.


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Female , Humans , Middle Aged , Atrial Function, Right , Atrial Pressure , Cardiac Catheterization , Dilatation, Pathologic , Echocardiography, Doppler, Color , Phlebography/methods , Respiratory Mechanics , Tomography, X-Ray Computed , Vena Cava, Inferior/pathology
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Korean Circulation Journal ; : 640-643, 2013.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-85585

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Aorta-right atrial tunnel is a rare and distinct congenital anomaly. It is a vascular channel that originates from one of the sinuses of Valsalva with a tortuous course anterior or posterior to the ascending aorta, and terminates either in the superior vena cava or in the right atrium (RA). We report a 42-year-old female briefly with aorta-right atrial tunnel in which the left coronary artery arose from the tunnel and terminated into the RA.


Subject(s)
Adult , Female , Humans , Aorta , Coronary Angiography , Coronary Vessel Anomalies , Coronary Vessels , Heart Atria , Vena Cava, Superior
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Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound ; : 126-133, 2012.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-207513

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BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to investigate the association between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and carotid artery atherosclerosis beyond metabolic disorders. METHODS: We studied 320 non-diabetic patients with ultrasonographically diagnosed NAFLD and 313 non-diabetic patients without NAFLD who have less than 40 g alcohol/week drinking history. Carotid atherosclerotic burden was assessed by carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and plaque. All subjects were divided to the metabolic syndrome (MetS) according to International Diabetes Federation criteria. RESULTS: NAFLD patients had a significantly increased mean carotid IMT (0.79 +/- 0.18 vs. 0.73 +/- 0.13 mm; p or = 1 mm, and carotid plaque were 52.5% and 34.1% in the patients with NAFLD vs. 35.8% and 18.8% in the patients without this condition (p < 0.001). The difference in IMT and prevalence of plaque was also significant even in patients without MetS as well as those with MetS (all p < 0.05). NAFLD-associated adjusted odds ratio for increased IMT was 1.236 [95% confidence interval (CI), 1.023-1.467, p = 0.016] without MetS and 1.178 (95% CI, 1.059-1.311, p = 0.003) with MetS. NAFLD-associated adjusted odds ratio of carotid plaque was 1.583 (95% CI, 1.309-1.857, p = 0.024) without MetS and 1.536 (95% CI, 0.512-4.604, p = 0.444) with MetS. CONCLUSION: NAFLD is significantly associated with carotid atherosclerosis in non-diabetic outpatients even without MetS. Carotid screening for NAFLD might be beneficial for assessment of future atherosclerotic complications.


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Humans , Atherosclerosis , Carotid Arteries , Carotid Artery Diseases , Carotid Intima-Media Thickness , Drinking , Fatty Liver , Mass Screening , Odds Ratio , Outpatients , Prevalence
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Journal of the Korean Society of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons ; : 7-11, 2011.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-119726

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PURPOSE: Due to coverage by the nationwide medical insurance system for laparoscopic appendectomy, the laparoscopic approach for complicated appendicitis has been widely performed in Korea. The aim of this study is to evaluate the surgical outcomes and cost effectiveness of laparoscopic appendectomy for complicated appendicitis. METHODS: This study included 33 patients who underwent the laparoscopic approach (LA) and 26 patients who underwent the open approach (OA) for the complicated appendicitis between March, 2005 and February, 2010. We compared the outcomes of the length of stay, the complications and the costs. RESULTS: The hospital stay was 4.9 days for LA and 6.2 days for OA. (p>0.05) The overall complication rates were 21% (7/33) for LA and 27% (7/26) for OA. (p>0.05) All the complications were managed conservatively and there was no mortality in either group. The total cost and the patient's charge was Won 3,390,421 and Won 1,574,093 for LA and Won 3,260,523 and Won 1,493,510 for OA, respectively (p>0.05). CONCLUSION: The laparoscopic approach is safe, efficacious and cost effective. It should be the initial procedure of choice for most cases of complicated appendicitis.


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Humans , Appendectomy , Appendicitis , Cost-Benefit Analysis , Fees and Charges , Insurance , Korea , Length of Stay , Retrospective Studies
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Journal of the Korean Surgical Society ; : 460-466, 2010.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-118654

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PURPOSE: Laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) is rapidly gaining ground as one of the surgical procedures in bariatric surgery with emerging long-term follow-up data. The aim of the present study was to report our initial experience of LSG in morbidly obese patients. METHODS: Sixty-four consecutive patients underwent LSG from April 2009 to July 2010 at our bariatric surgery center. Patients eligible for LSG were those with a body mass index (BMI) of >37 kg/m2, and >32 kg/m2 with co-morbidities. LSG was performed using 5 trocars and endo-staplers with guidance of 34 Fr bougie. Perioperative management was standardized. The clinical data were prospectively collected and retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: Among 64 patients, 19 were male and 45 were female, mean age was 35 years (range 20~57), mean preoperative BMI was 38.8 kg/m2 (range 32~57), and mean preoperative body weight was 108 kg (range 75~164). Mean operative time was 118 minutes (range 65~340) and mean length of hospital stay was 3.4 days (range 1~82). Staple line leak occurred in 1 patient, kinking of the gastric tube occurred in 2 patients. There was no open conversion and no postoperative mortality. After 170 days of follow-up, 24.4 kg of body weight loss and 52.7% of excess weight loss (%EWL), on average, was noted. CONCLUSION: Though long-term follow-up is needed, our early operative outcome was satisfactory in terms of %EWL and safety of the procedure. LSG was a safe and effective treatment strategy for morbidly obese patients.


Subject(s)
Female , Humans , Male , Bariatric Surgery , Body Mass Index , Body Weight , Follow-Up Studies , Gastrectomy , Length of Stay , Obesity, Morbid , Operative Time , Prospective Studies , Retrospective Studies , Surgical Instruments , Weight Loss
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Journal of the Korean Gastric Cancer Association ; : 57-62, 2009.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-46159

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PURPOSE: The use of automatic circular staplers for gastroduodenostomy after distal gastrectomy is now widely accepted. We compared the clinical outcomes of two different methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2005 and February 2008, 134 patients with gastric cancer underwent distal gastrectomies. Seventy-six consecutive patients received end-to-side gastroduodenostomies (ES) between March 2005 and September 2006. The remaining 58 consecutive patients received end-to-end gastroduodenostomies (EE) between November 2006 and February 2008. We analyzed the surgical outcomes between the two groups (ES versus EE) on the basis of prospectively collected data. RESULTS: Among the clinical factors, there were no differences between the two groups. The overall complication rates were 19.7% in the ES group and 13.8% in the EE group (P=0.489). With respect to anastomosis-related complications, 2 cases had bleeding and 2 cases had stenoses in the ES group, while 2 cases in the EE group had bleeding. Re-operation was needed in the case of intraluminal bleeding in the ES group. There were no mortalities in our study. CONCLUSION: The two methods for gastroduodenostomy were safe and technically feasible. Although there was no statistical difference in the overall complications, including anastomosis-related complications, we demonstrated better outcomes with respect to anastomotic stenosis in the EE group.


Subject(s)
Humans , Constriction, Pathologic , Gastrectomy , Hemorrhage , Prospective Studies , Stomach Neoplasms
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Journal of Korean Medical Science ; : 1230-1233, 2009.
Article in English | WPRIM | ID: wpr-63980

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We report a rare case of thyroid metastasis from early gastric cancer with lymph node metastasis in a 63-yr old woman. She was diagnosed with metastatic adenocarcinoma one and a half years after distal subtotal gastrectomy, by fine needle aspiration (FNA) using thyroid sonography. Thyroid metastasis from gastric cancer is extremely rare, and this case is particular in that it is the first report of thyroid metastasis from early gastric cancer.


Subject(s)
Female , Humans , Middle Aged , Adenocarcinoma/pathology , Biopsy, Fine-Needle , Fatal Outcome , Lymphatic Metastasis/pathology , Stomach Neoplasms/pathology , Thyroid Neoplasms/pathology
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Journal of the Korean Society of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons ; : 44-49, 2009.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-195610

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PURPOSE: Laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) herniorrhaphy is an effective surgical technique for recurrent inguinal hernia. The recent introduction of various types of prosthetic mesh and the technical improvements in laparoscopic herniorrhaphy have allowed this modality to be used for various types of recurrent inguinal hernias, although careful selection of surgical techniques is required according to the patient's condition and the type of previous surgery. METHODS: One thousand and thirty cases were scheduled to undergo laparoscopic TEP herniorrhaphies from December of 2000 to August of 2008. We retrospectively collected and analyzed the data on the patient characteristics, the types of hernia, the number of previous recurrences, the operating technique, the operating time, the postoperative hospital stay and the postoperative complications. RESULTS: A total of 86 herniorrhaphies were performed in 83 patients with recurrent inguinal hernias. The mean patient age was 50.4 years. The total number of recurrences among the 83 patients was 118 cases and the number of recurrences was as follows: 1st in 65 patients, 2nd in 12 patients, 3rd in 7 patients and 4th in 2 patients. Eighty one laparoscopic TEP herniorrhaphies were performed, and 5 cases were performed by laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal repair or laparoscopic intraperitoneal onlay mesh repair. The mean operative time was 29.9 minutes, and there was no statistical correlation between the type of prior herniorrhaphy and the operative time. The mean postoperative hospital stay was 0.9 days and no major complications occurred. CONCLUSION: Selecting the type of surgery to perform for treating recurrent inguinal hernia has become complicated due to many recent diversified techniques of herniorrhaphy. Although laparoscopic TEP herniorhaphy is effective for treating recurrent inguinal hernia, a meticulous approach and various surgical techniques are required when prosthetic mesh has been previously placed on the preperitoneal space.


Subject(s)
Humans , Hernia , Hernia, Inguinal , Herniorrhaphy , Inlays , Length of Stay , Operative Time , Postoperative Complications , Pyrazines , Recurrence , Retrospective Studies
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Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy ; : 151-155, 2008.
Article in Korean | WPRIM | ID: wpr-53492

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Natural Orifice Transluminal Endoscopic Surgery (NOTES) is a novel therapeutic strategy. This procedure stands on the cutting edge of minimal invasive abdominal surgery that accesses the abdominal organ through natural orifices such as mouth, anus and vagina with performing gastrointestinal endoscopy. There are many animal experiments and clinical trials of NOTES along with the development of better instruments. We report here on 4 cases of transgastric endoscopic cholecystectomy in canine and porcine models, and these procedures were done through natural orifices with performing conventional endoscopy and using endoscopic devices and laparoscopic trocars.


Subject(s)
Anal Canal , Animal Experimentation , Cholecystectomy , Endoscopy , Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal , Mouth , Natural Orifice Endoscopic Surgery , Surgical Instruments , Vagina
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