• 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 J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018; 51(4): 231~292
Guidelines for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Korea: Past Obstacles and Future Perspectives
Suk Jung Choo, M.D., Ph.D., Sung Ho Shinn, M.D., Ph.D., Kyung Hwan Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Wook Sung Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Sam-Sae Oh, M.D., Ph.D., Sak Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018; 51(4): 231-240  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.4.231 PDF Google Scholar Search
Classics in Thoracic Surgery
Alexander the Great’s Life-Threatening Thoracic Trauma
Efstratios Apostolakis, M.D., Ph.D., Nikolaos A. Papakonstantinou, M.D., M.Sc., Nikolaos G. Baikoussis, M.D., Ph.D., Georgia Apostolaki, B.Sc., M.Sc.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018; 51(4): 241-246  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.4.241 PDF Google Scholar Search
Clinical Researches
Early Experiences with Ultra-Fast-Track Extubation after Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease at a Single Center
Kang Min Kim, M.D., Jae Gun Kwak, M.D., Ph.D., Beatrice Chia-Hui Shin, M.D., Eung Re Kim, M.D., Ji-Hyun Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Eun Hee Kim, M.D., Jin Tae Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Woong-Han Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018; 51(4): 247-253  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.4.247 PDF Google Scholar Search
Thoracic Scoliosis in Patients with Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax
Yeiwon Lee, M.D., Young Jin Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Han Young Ryu, M.D., Gwan Woo Ku, M.D., Tae Yun Sung, M.D., Yoo Sang Yoon, M.D., Ph.D., Tae-Kyun Kim, M.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018; 51(4): 254-259  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.4.254 PDF Google Scholar Search
Feasibility and Safety of a New Chest Drain Wound Closure Method with Knotless Sutures
Min Soo Kim, M.D., Sumin Shin, M.D., Ph.D., Hong Kwan Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Yong Soo Choi, M.D., Ph.D., Jhingook Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Jae Ill Zo, M.D., Ph.D., Young Mog Shim, M.D., Ph.D., Jong Ho Cho, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018; 51(4): 260-265  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.4.260 PDF Google Scholar Search
Comparison of Radiofrequency Ablation and Cryoablation for the Recovery of Atrial Contractility and Survival
Kang Min Kim, M.D., Suryeun Chung, M.D., Sang Yoon Kim, M.D., Dong Jung Kim, M.D., Jun Sung Kim, M.D., Cheong Lim, M.D., Ph.D., Kay-Hyun Park, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018; 51(4): 266-272  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.4.266 PDF Google Scholar Search
Case Reports
Treatment of Fungal Empyema Combined with Osteoradionecrosis by Thoracoplasty and Myocutaneous Flap Transposition
Joon Seok Lee, M.D., In Kyu Park, M.D., Ph.D., Samina Park, M.D., Kwan Yong Hyun, M.D., Chang Hyun Kang, M.D., Ph.D., Young Tae Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018; 51(4): 273-276  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.4.273 PDF Google Scholar Search
Iatrogenic Tracheal Posterior Wall Perforation Repaired with Bronchoscope-Guided Knotless Sutures Through Tracheostomy
Yong Chae Jung, M.D., Kiick Sung, M.D., Ph.D., Jong Ho Cho, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018; 51(4): 277-279  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.4.277 PDF Google Scholar Search
Isolated Unilateral Absence of Pulmonary Artery Associated with Contralateral Lung Cancer
Kun Woo Kim, M.D., Jae-Ik Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Kuk-Hui Son, M.D., Ph.D., Eun Young Kim, M.D., Kook-Yang Park, M.D., Ph.D., Chul-Hyun Park, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018; 51(4): 280-282  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.4.280 PDF Google Scholar Search
Minimally Invasive Redo Mitral Valve Replacement under Fibrillatory Arrest in a Patient with a Calcified Aorta and Patent Previous Bypass Grafts
Seung Hyun Kim, M.D., Hak Ju Kim, M.D., Ho Young Hwang, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018; 51(4): 283-285  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.4.283 PDF Google Scholar Search
Favorable Aortic Remodeling Following Serial False Lumen Procedures in a Case of Chronic Type IIIb Dissection
Ahmed Sameh Eleshra, M.D., Woon Heo, M.D., Kwang-Hun Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Shin-Young Lee, M.D., Ha Lee, M.D., Suk-Won Song, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018; 51(4): 286-289  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.4.286 PDF Google Scholar Search
Lobectomy due to Pulmonary Vein Occlusion after Radiofrequency Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
Nikolaos A. Papakonstantinou, M.D., M.Sc., Charalambos Zisis, M.D., Ph.D., F.E.T.C.S., Charikleia Kouvidou, M.D., Grigoris Stratakos, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2018; 51(4): 290-292  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.4.290 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
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.
Analysis of Sternal Fixation Results According to Plate Type in Sternal Fracture
Chun Sung Byun, Il Hwan Park, Wan Jin Hwang, Yeiwon Lee, and Hyun Min Cho
Received: September 1, 2015; Revised: November 2, 2015; Accepted: November 3, 2015.
Outcomes of Surgery for Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return without Total Circulatory Arrest
Youngok Lee, Joon Yong Cho, O Young Kwon, and Woo Sung Jang
Received: September 1, 2015; Revised: October 18, 2015; Accepted: October 22, 2015.

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