• 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 2019; 52(3): 125~189
Clinical Researches
Thoracotomy versus Video-Assisted Thoracoscopy in Pediatric Empyema
Leily Mohajerzadeh , Saran Lotfollahzadeh , Armin Vosoughi , Iman Harirforoosh , Sina Parsay , Hesam Amirifar , Nazanin Farahbakhsh , Khashayar Atqiaee
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(3): 125-130  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.3.125 PDF Google Scholar Search
Prognostic Factors in Stage IIB Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer according to the 8th Edition of TNM Staging System
Jin Won Shin , Deog Gon Cho , Si Young Choi , Jae Kil Park , Kyo Young Lee , Youngkyu Moon
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(3): 131-140  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.3.131 PDF Google Scholar Search
Comparison of Uniportal versus Multiportal Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Pulmonary Segmentectomy
June Lee , Ji Yun Lee , Jung Suk Choi , Sook Whan Sung
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(3): 141-147  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.3.141 PDF Google Scholar Search
Clinical Outcomes of Surgical Treatment for Primary Chest Wall Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Seung Hwan Yoon , Joon Chul Jung , In Kyu Park , Samina Park , Chang Hyun Kang , Young Tae Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(3): 148-154  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.3.148 PDF Google Scholar Search
Comparison of Off-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass between Octogenarians and Septuagenarians: A Propensity Score Analysis
Sang On Lee , Heemoon Lee , Yang Hyun Cho , Dong Seop Jeong , Young Tak Lee , Wook Sung Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(3): 155-161  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.3.155 PDF Google Scholar Search
Case Reports
Ventricular Septal Defect Closure in a Neonate with Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Woo Sung Jang , Hee Jeong Choi , Jae Bum Kim , Jae Hyun Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(3): 162-164  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.3.162 PDF Google Scholar Search
Endoscopic Intraluminal Drainage: An Alternative Treatment for Phlegmonous Esophagitis
Jong Won Kim , Hyo Yeong Ahn , Gwang Ha Kim , Yeong Dae Kim , Hoseok, Jeong Su Cho
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(3): 165-169  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.3.165 PDF Google Scholar Search
Congenital Esophageal Atresia Associated with a Tracheobronchial Remnant
Yuhao Wu , Chun Wu
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(3): 170-173  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.3.170 PDF Google Scholar Search
Successful Diagnosis and Treatment of a Pancreaticopleural Fistula in a Patient Presenting with Unusual Empyema and Hemoptysis
Eunji Kim , Hyo Yeong Ahn , Yeong Dae Kim , Hoseok, Jeong Su Cho
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(3): 174-177  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.3.174 PDF Google Scholar Search
An Aortic Root Abscess Presenting as a Suprasternal Pulsatile Mass
Karthik Raman , Ejaz Ahmed Sheriff, Jacob Jamesraj, Ram Kumar
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(3): 178-181  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.3.178 PDF Supplementary File Google Scholar Search
Staged Surgical Treatment of Primary Aortoesophageal Fistula
Sun Hyun Hwang , Jun Woo Cho , Chi Hoon Bae , Jae Seok Jang
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(3): 182-185  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.3.182 PDF Google Scholar Search
Graft Perforation by a Spinal Bony Spur: An Unusual Cause of Late Bleeding after Thoracoabdominal Aorta Replacement
Seung Hwan Yoon , Kay-Hyun Park
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(3): 186-188  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.3.186 PDF Google Scholar Search
Erratum
Erratum: Graft Strategy for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Patients with Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Tae Hee Hong, You Jin Ha, Dong Seop Jeong, Wook Sung Kim, Young Tak Lee
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(3): 189-189  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.3.189 PDF 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
Rib Fractures: To Fix or Not to Fix? An Evidence-Based Algorithm
Michael Bemelman, M. W. de Kruijf, Mark van Baal, and Luke Leenen
Received: June 5, 2017; Revised: July 21, 2017; Accepted: July 22, 2017.
A Life-Threatening Bronchogenic Cyst
Sung Joon Han, Hyun Jin Cho, Min-Woong Kang, Jae Hyeon Yu, Myung Hoon Na, and Shin Kwang Kang
Received: May 8, 2017; Revised: June 13, 2017; Accepted: June 13, 2017.
Efficacy of Single-Port Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery Lobectomy Compared with Triple-Port VATS by Propensity Score Matching
Kyung Sub Song, Chang Kwon Park, and Jae Bum Kim
Received: December 12, 2016; Revised: January 31, 2017; Accepted: March 29, 2017.

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