• Case Report  05 August 2014

    Dedifferentiated Chondrosarcoma of the Rib Masquerading as a Giant Chest Wall Tumor in a Teenage Girl: An Unusual Presentation

    Chondrosarcoma of the chest wall is a rare primary neoplasm found to occur in elderly men. Patients present with an enlarging, painful, anterior chest wall mass arising from either the vicinity of the costochondral junction or the sternum. Treatment includes wide resection with appropriate chest wall reconstruction. We report an unusual presentation of this uncommon tumor occurring as a huge chest wall mass in a young teenage girl.

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  • Case Report  05 August 2014

    Translocation of the Aortic Arch with Norwood Procedure for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Variant with Circumflex Retroesophageal Aortic Arch

    Retroesophageal aortic arch, in which the aortic arch crosses the midline behind the esophagus to the contralateral side, is a rare form of vascular anomaly. The complete form may cause symptoms by compressing the esophagus or the trachea and need a surgical intervention. We report a rare case of a hypoplastic left heart syndrome variant with the left retroesophageal circumflex aortic arch in which the left aortic arch, retroesophageal circumflex aorta, and the right descending aorta with the ...

  • Case Report  30 April 2014

    Schwannoma of the Heart

    We present a case of a 55-year-old woman who complained of chest pain at rest. A mass was detected adjacent to her left atrium. The mass was completely excised, and a pathologic examination revealed it to be a schwannoma. Schwannomas are tumors that originate in the nerve sheath and are rarely detected in the heart. Here, we describe a rare case of primary schwannoma of the left atrium. ...

  • Clinical Research  30 April 2014

    Elastofibroma Dorsi: Clinicopathological Analysis of 76 Cases

    Background

    We aimed to investigate the epidemiological, clinical, paraclinical, and treatment aspects of elastofibroma dorsi through a retrospective study of 76 patients who underwent surgery between January 2008 and December 2012 in our department.

    Methods

    Our study is retrospective between January 2008 and December 2012. We admitted 79 patients with a subscapular mass, and only 76 patients had ED. The others (n=2) had high associated risk of anesthesia and were managed ...


Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(5): 329~412
Clinical Researchs
A Korean Multi-Center Survey about Warfarin Management before Gastroenterological Endoscopy in Patients with a History of Mechanical Valve Replacement Surgery
Kuk Hui Son, Chang-Hyu Choi, Jae-Ik Lee, Kun Woo Kim, Ji Sung Kim, So Young Lee, Kook Yang Park, and Chul Hyun Park
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(5): 329-336  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.5.329 PDF PubMed Central Supplementary File Google Scholar Search
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
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(5): 337-343  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.5.337 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Surgical Results of Monocusp Implantation with Transannular Patch Angioplasty in Tetralogy of Fallot Repair
Woo Sung Jang, Joon Yong Cho, Jong Uk Lee, and Youngok Lee
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(5): 344-349  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.5.344 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Clinical Effect of Left Ventricular Dysfunction in Patients with Mitral Stenosis after Mitral Valve Replacement
Kwon Jae Park, Jong Soo Woo, Jong Yoon Park, and Jae Hwa Jung
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(5): 350-355  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.5.350 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Surgical Outcomes of Cardiac Myxoma: Right Minithoracotomy Approach versus Median Sternotomy Approach
Han Pil Lee, Won Chul Cho, Joon Bum Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, and Jae Won Lee
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(5): 356-360  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.5.356 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
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
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(5): 361-365  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.5.361 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Pectoralis Muscle Flap Repair Reduces Paradoxical Motion of the Chest Wall in Complex Sternal Wound Dehiscence
Jacob Zeitani, Marco Russo, Eugenio Pompeo, Gian Luigi Sergiacomi, and Luigi Chiariello
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(5): 366-373  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.5.366 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Case Reports
Pulmonary Atresia with Ventricular Septal Defect and Major Aortopulmonary Collaterals Associated with Left Pulmonary Artery Interruption
Da-Na Mun, Chun Soo Park, Young-Hwue Kim, and Hyun Woo Goo
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(5): 374-378  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.5.374 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in a 1,360-g Premature Neonate after Repairing Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return
Youn Ju Rhee, Sung Joon Han, Yoo Young Chong, Min-Woong Kang, Shin Kwang Kang, and Jae-Hyeon Yu
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(5): 379-382  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.5.379 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Anomalous Origin of the Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery in Adulthood: Challenges and Outcomes
Jignesh Kothari, Ketav Lakhia, Parth Solanki, Divyakant Parmar, Hiren Boraniya, and Sanjay Patel
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(5): 383-386  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.5.383 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Vanishing Venous Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts after Sepsis
Soo Jin Park, Ji Ye Park, Joonho Jung, You Sun Hong, Cheol Joo Lee, and Sang Hyun Lim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(5): 387-391  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.5.387 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Delayed Surgery for Aortic Dissection after Intravenous Thrombolysis in Acute Ischemic Stroke
Nari Choi, Jee-Eun Yoon, Byoung-Won Park, Won-Ho Chang, Hyun-Jo Kim, and Kyung Bok Lee
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(5): 392-396  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.5.392 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Essential Thrombocytosis-Associated Thromboembolism in the Abdominal Aorta
Byung Kwon Chong, Dana Mun, Chae Hoon Kang, Chong-bin Park, and Won Chul Cho
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(5): 397-400  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.5.397 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Multiple Ascending Aortic Mural Thrombi and Acute Necrotizing Mediastinitis Secondary to Acute Pancreatitis
Byung Kwon Chong, Jae Kwang Yun, Joon Bum Kim, and Do Hyun Park
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(5): 401-404  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.5.401 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
A Case of Symptomatic Tracheal Diverticulum and Surgical Resection as a Treatment Modality
Shin-Young Lee, Seok Joo, Geun Dong Lee, Seok Jin Ham, Chul Hwan Park, and Sungsoo Lee
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(5): 405-407  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.5.405 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Classic Peripheral Signs of Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis
Yooyoung Chong, Sung Joon Han, Youn Ju Rhee, Shin Kwang Kang, Jae Hyeon Yu, and Myung Hoon Na
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2016; 49(5): 408-412  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.5.408 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
Robot-Assisted Cardiac Surgery Using the Da Vinci Surgical System: A Single Center Experience
Eung Re Kim, Cheong Lim, Dong Jin Kim, Jun Sung Kim, and Kay Hyun Park
Received: July 16, 2014; Revised: October 28, 2014; Accepted: November 5, 2014.
Surgical Treatment for Occlusion of Graft Arteriovenous Fistula in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis
Tae Ook Noh, Sung-Wook Chang, Kyoung Min Ryu, and Jae Wook Ryu
Received: August 20, 2014; Revised: September 18, 2014; Accepted: October 8, 2014.
Outcomes of Nonpledgeted Horizontal Mattress Suture Technique for Mitral Valve Replacement
Gun Jik Kim, Jong Tae Lee, Young Ok Lee, Joon Young Cho, and Tak-Hyuk Oh
Received: August 12, 2014; Revised: September 25, 2014; Accepted: September 30, 2014.

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