• Case Report  05 February 2018

    A Life-Threatening Bronchogenic Cyst

    A bronchogenic cyst causing cardiac tamponade is a rare condition. We report an unusual case of a bronchogenic cyst that caused cardiac tamponade. A 49-year-old female patient presented at our emergency room with complaints of palpitations and shortness of breath that had lasted for 5 days preceding the visit. Echocardiography revealed a very large cystic mass compressing the left a trium posteriorly, and a large amount of pericardial effusion caused the diastolic collapse of the ventricles. ...

  • Case Report  05 February 2018

    Extracardiac Conduit Fontan Operation with Reduction Aortoplasty for Left Pulmonary Artery Compression after a Norwood Procedure in a Patient with Double-Inlet Left Ventricle

    Patients with double-inlet left ventricle usually have a small ascending aorta. In the Norwood procedure, which involves a staged operation, a neoaorta is constructed with a homograft, and the pulmonary artery plays a role in the systemic circulation. Dilatation or aneurysmal changes can occur over time due to the exposure of the neoaorta to systemic pressure, which may induce adverse effects on adjacent structures. We report a rare case of surgical repair for neoaortic root dilataiton with a ...


Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(5): 293~366
Collective of Current Review, Lecture
Essentials of Physiotherapy after Thoracic Surgery: What Physiotherapists Need to Know. A Narrative Review
Ahmad Mahdi Ahmad
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(5): 293-307  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.5.293 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Clinical Researches
Reconstruction of Chest Wall Defects Using a Technique Involving Mesh, Titanium Plates, and a Pedunculated Muscle Flap
Dave Koole, Michael Bemelman, Joost Schijen, Marnix de Fijter, and Joël van der Niet
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(5): 308-311  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.5.308 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Comparison of Surgical Outcomes and Survival between Octogenarians and Younger Patients after Pulmonary Resection for Stage I Lung Cancer
Seokbeom Hong, Young Kyu Moon, and Jae Kil Park
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(5): 312-321  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.5.312 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Aortic Valve Replacement for Aortic Stenosis in Elderly Patients (75 Years or Older)
Bongyeon Sohn, Jae Woong Choi, Ho Young Hwang, Kyung Hwan Kim, and Ki-Bong Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(5): 322-327  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.5.322 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Extracorporeal Life Support in Organ Transplant Donors
Wonho Chang
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(5): 328-332  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.5.328 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Pinch-Off Syndrome, a Rare Complication of Totally Implantable Venous Access Device Implantation: A Case Series and Literature Review
Burak Mehmet Ilhan, İsmail Cem Sormaz, and Rüştü Türkay
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(5): 333-337  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.5.333 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
The Effect of Saphenous Vein Ablation on Combined Segmental Popliteal Vein Reflux
Ki-Pyo Hong, and Do-Kyun Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(5): 338-343  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.5.338 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Nonintubated Uniportal Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery: A Single-Center Experience
Seha Ahn, Youngkyu Moon, Zeead M. AlGhamdi, and Sook Whan Sung
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(5): 344-349  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.5.344 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Key References
Surgery for Pulmonary Fungal Infections Complicating Hematological Malignancies
Takashi Yamamichi, Hirotoshi Horio, Ayaka Asakawa, Masayuki Okui, and Masahiko Harada
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(5): 350-355  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.5.350 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Case Reports
Staged Repair of Truncus Arteriosus Associated with Complete Atrioventricular Septal Defect
Mi Hee Lim, Si Chan Sung, Hyung Tae Kim, Kwang Ho Choi, Hyoung Doo Lee, and Geena Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(5): 356-359  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.5.356 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
A Rare Case of Tetralogy of Fallot Associated with Pulmonary Artery Sling
Seha Ahn, and Cheul Lee
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(5): 360-362  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.5.360 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Thoracoscopic Patch Insulation for Phrenic Nerve Stimulation after Permanent Pacemaker Implantation
Yoonjin Kang, Eung Rae Kim, Jae Gun Kwak, and Woong-Han Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(5): 363-366  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.5.363 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
  • Aims and Scope
'The Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery' is the official journal of the Korean Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery published bimonthly. Its abbreviated title is 'Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg'. It publishes outstanding original articles in general thoracic and cardiovascular surgery and related fields. It is committed to provide a place of active communication for all thoracic surgeons, advancing our knowledge on thoracic and cardiovascular surgery including physiology.... more
The Value and Limitations of Guidelines, Expert Consensus, and Registries on the Management of Patients with Thoracic Aortic Disease
Davide Pacini, Giacomo Murana, Alessandro Leone, Luca Di Marco, and Antonio Pantaleo
Received: November 6, 2016; Revised: November 24, 2016; Accepted: November 24, 2016.
Evaluation of Complications after Surgical Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Mohammad Ali Hosseinian, Ali Gharibi Loron, and Yalda Soleimanifard
Received: October 24, 2016; Revised: December 2, 2016; Accepted: December 5, 2016.
Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery versus Conventional Median Sternotomy for Atrial Septal Defect Closure
Joon Chul Jung, and Kyung-Hwan Kim
Received: December 23, 2015; Revised: April 10, 2016; Accepted: April 26, 2016.

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