• Case Report  05 February 2017

    Late Migration of Amplatzer Septal Occluder Device to the Descending Thoracic Aorta

    Percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect (ASD) has become an increasingly common procedure. Serious complications of the procedure, such as cardiac migration, are rare, and usually occur <72 hours after device placement. In this report, we present the case of a patient who underwent successful surgical treatment for the migration of an ASD occluder device to the thoracic aorta 12 months after ASD closure.

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  • Review  05 February 2017

    The Frozen Elephant Trunk Technique: European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Position and Bologna Experience

    Complex lesions of the thoracic aorta are traditionally treated in 2 surgical steps with the elephant trunk technique. A relatively new approach is the frozen elephant trunk (FET) technique, which potentially allows combined lesions of the thoracic aorta to be treated in a 1-stage procedure combining endovascular treatment with conventional surgery using a hybrid prosthesis. These are very complex and time-consuming operations, and good results can be obtained only if appropriate strategies f ...


Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017; 50(2): 71~136
Clinical Researchs
Use of Cardiac Computed Tomography for Ventricular Volumetry in Late Postoperative Patients with Tetralogy of Fallot
Ho Jin Kim, Da Na Mun, Hyun Woo Goo, and Tae-Jin Yun
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017; 50(2): 71-77  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2017.50.2.71 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Risk Analysis of the Long-Term Outcomes of the Surgical Closure of Secundum Atrial Septal Defects
Hong Rae Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Jung Jun Park, Tae Jin Yun, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, and Jae Won Lee
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017; 50(2): 78-85  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2017.50.2.78 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Impact of Lifestyle Diseases on Postoperative Complications and Survival in Elderly Patients with Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Sang Seok Jeong, Pil Jo Choi, Jung Hoon Yi, and Sung Sil Yoon
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017; 50(2): 86-93  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2017.50.2.86 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Dual Monitoring with Stump Pressure and Electroencephalography During Carotid Endarterectomy
Jee Won Chang, Su Wan Kim, Seogjae Lee, Jonggeun Lee, and Min Jung Ku
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017; 50(2): 94-98  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2017.50.2.94 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Rare Vascular Anomalies in the Femoral Triangle During Varicose Vein Surgery
Duk Sil Kim, Sung Wan Kim, Hyun Seok Lee, Kyung Hwan Byun, and Michael SungPil Choe
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017; 50(2): 99-104  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2017.50.2.99 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Case Reports
Hybrid Coronary Artery Revascularization for Takayasu Arteritis with Major Visceral Collateral Circulation from the Left Internal Thoracic Artery
Hyung Tae Sim, Jeong-Won Kim, Jae Suk Yoo, and Kwang Ree Cho
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017; 50(2): 105-109  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2017.50.2.105 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Delayed Left Atrial Perforation Associated with Erosion After Device Closure of an Atrial Septal Defect
Ji Seong Kim, Sang Yoon Yeom, Sue Hyun Kim, Jae Woong Choi, and Kyung Hwan Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017; 50(2): 110-113  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2017.50.2.110 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Acute Limb Ischemia and Coronary Artery Disease in a Case of Kimura’s Disease
Woon Heo, Hee Jae Jun, Do Kyun Kang, Ho-Ki Min, Youn-Ho Hwang, Ji Yong Kim, and Kyung Han Nam
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017; 50(2): 114-118  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2017.50.2.114 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Pure Red Cell Aplasia Associated with Good Syndrome
Masayuki Okui, Takashi Yamamichi, Ayaka Asakawa, Masahiko Harada, and Hirotoshi Horio
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017; 50(2): 119-122  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2017.50.2.119 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising from the Pleural Cavity After Pneumonectomy for Chronic Empyema
Yeong Jeong Jeon, Sumin Shin, and Young Mog Shim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017; 50(2): 123-125  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2017.50.2.123 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Circulating Aneuploid Cells Detected in the Blood of Patients with Infectious Lung Diseases
Hongsun Kim, Jong Ho Cho, Chung-Hee Sonn, Jae-Won Kim, Yul Choi, Jinseon Lee, and Jhingook Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017; 50(2): 126-129  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2017.50.2.126 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Harlequin Syndrome Following Resection of Mediastinal Ganglioneuroma
Yeong Jeong Jeon, Jongbae Son, and Jong Ho Cho
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017; 50(2): 130-132  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2017.50.2.130 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Prosthetic Grafting and Arteriovenous Fistula for the Surgical Management of a Common Femoral Vein Injury Using a Staged Approach
Kuk Hui Son, So Young Lee, Jin Mo Kang, Chang Hu Choi, Kook Yang Park, and Chul Hyun Park
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2017; 50(2): 133-136  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2017.50.2.133 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.
Trainees Can Safely Learn Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery Lobectomy despite Limited Experience in Open Lobectomy
Woo Sik Yu, Chang Young Lee, Seokkee Lee, Do Jung Kim, and Kyung Young Chung
Received: July 16, 2014; Revised: November 6, 2014; Accepted: November 7, 2014.
Validity and Reliability of the Turkish Version of the Nuss Questionnaire Modified for Adults
A. Tugba Bahadir, Pinar Kuru, Ceyda Afacan, Nezih Onur Ermerak, Korkut Bostanci, and Mustafa Yuksel
Received: July 21, 2014; Revised: November 3, 2014; Accepted: November 5, 2014.

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