• 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(2): 61~123
Clinical Researches
Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Bioprosthetic Valve Replacement
WonKyung Pyo , Sung Jun Park , Wan Kee Kim , Ho Jin Kim , Joon Bum Kim , Sung-Ho Jung , Suk Jung Joo , Cheol Hyun Chung , Jae Won Lee
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(2): 61-69  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.2.61 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Outcomes of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting after Extracorporeal Life Support in Patients with Cardiac Arrest or Cardiogenic Shock
Younghwan Kim , Yang-Hyun Cho , Ji-Hyuk Yang , Kiick Sung , Young Tak Lee , Wook Sung Kim , Heemoon Lee , Su Hyun Cho
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(2): 70-77  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.2.70 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Acute Pulmonary Thromboembolism: 14 Years of Surgical Experience
Jiye Park , Sang-Hyun Lim , You Sun Hong , Soojin Park , Cheol Joo Lee , Seung Ook Lee
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(2): 78-84  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.2.78 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
A Prospective Randomized Trial Comparing Manual Needle Aspiration to Closed Thoracostomy as an Initial Treatment for the First Episode of Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax
In Ha Kim , Do Kyun Kang , Ho-Ki Min , Youn-Ho Hwang
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(2): 85-90  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.2.85 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Do Blebs or Bullae on High-Resolution Computed Tomography Predict Ipsilateral Recurrence in Young Patients at the First Episode of Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax?
Sungjoon Park , Hyo Jun Jang , Ju Hoon Song , So Young Bae , Hyuck Kim , Seung Hyuk Nam , Jun Ho Lee
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(2): 91-99  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.2.91 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Case Reports
Incomplete Form of Shone Complex in an Adult Congenital Heart Disease Patient
Beatrice Chia-Hui Shih , Jae Hong Lim , Jooncheol Min , Eung Re Kim , Jae Gun Kwak , Woong-Han Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(2): 100-104  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.2.100 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Temporary Right Ventricular Assist Device Insertion via Left Thoracotomy after Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation
Ilkun Park , Yang Hyun Cho , Su Ryeun Chung , Dong Seop Jeong , Kiick Sung , Wook Sung Kim , Young Tak Lee
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(2): 105-108  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.2.105 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Late Reoperation Following Ligation of the Left Main Coronary Artery in a Patient with Infective Endocarditis
Dong Woog Yoon , Sang On Lee , Pyo Won Park
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(2): 109-111  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.2.109 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Aortic Arch Endarterectomy Associated with On-Pump Cardiac Surgery in Patients with a Mobile Arch Atheroma
Joon Young Song , Jong Bum Choi , Jong Hun Kim , Kyung Hwa Kim , Tae Yun Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(2): 112-115  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.2.112 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Giant Popliteal Artery Aneurysm in a Teenager: An Unusual Occurrence
Sanjeev Jadhav , Sachin Sanagar , Shantesh Kaushik , Haridas Munde
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(2): 116-118  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.2.116 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Lymph Node Metastasis after Spontaneous Regression of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Jae Hwa Jeong , Pil Jo Choi , Jung Hoon Yi , Sang Seok Jeong , Ki Nam Lee
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(2): 119-123  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.2.119 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
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.
The Antitumor Effect of C-terminus of Hsp70-Interacting Protein via Degradation of c-Met in Small Cell Lung Cancer
Sung Ho Cho, Jong In Kim, Hyun Su Kim, Sung Dal Park, and Kang Won Jang
Received: August 5, 2016; Revised: October 5, 2016; Accepted: October 17, 2016.
Feasibility and Safety of Single-Port Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery for Primary Lung Cancer
Woon Heo, Do Kyun Kang, Ho-ki Min, Hee Jae Jun, and Youn-Ho Hwang
Received: August 22, 2016; Revised: November 13, 2016; Accepted: December 26, 2016.

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