• 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(6): 385~427
Clinical Researches
Effects of Preoperative Autologous Blood Donation in Patients Undergoing Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
Mi Hee Lim , M.D., Hyung Gon Je , M.D., Ph.D., Min Ho Ju , M.D., Ji Hye Lee , R.N., Hye Rim Oh , R.N., Ye Ri Kim , R.N.
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(6): 385-391   PDF Google Scholar Search
Outcomes of Carotid Endarterectomy according to the Anesthetic Method: General versus Regional Anesthesia
Jong Won Kim , M.D., Up Huh , M.D., Seunghwan Song , M.D., Sang Min Sung , M.D., Jung Min Hong , M.D., Areum Cho , M.D.
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(6): 392-399   PDF Google Scholar Search
Assessment of the Initial Risk Factors for Mortality among Patients with Severe Trauma on Admission to the Emergency Department
Hyun Oh Park , M.D., Jun Young Choi , M.D., In Seok Jang , M.D., Jong Duk Kim , M.D., Jae Won Choi , M.D., Chung Eun Lee , M.D.
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(6): 400-408   PDF Google Scholar Search
Lymphangiographic Interventions to Manage Postoperative Chylothorax
Hyuncheol Jeong , M.D., Hyo Yeong Ahn , M.D., Hoon Kwon , M.D., Yeong Dae Kim , M.D., Jeong Su Cho , M.D., Jungseop Eom , M.D.
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(6): 409-415   PDF Google Scholar Search
Case Reports
Thromboexclusion Treatment for Recurrent Aortic Aneurysm: Still an Option in Select Cases
Jung Suk Choi , M.D., Hwan Wook Kim , M.D., Ph.D.
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(6): 416-419   PDF Google Scholar Search
Atypical Thymic Carcinoid in a Patient with Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
Jiyun Lee , M.D., Kwanyong Hyun , M.D., Mi Hyoung Moon , M.D., Seok Whan Moon , M.D., Jae Kil Park , M.D., Si Young Choi , M.D., Young Jo Sa , M.D., Kyung Soo Kim , M.D.
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(6): 420-424   PDF Google Scholar Search
Unusual Communication between the Pulmonary Artery and Vieussens’ Arterial Ring Causing Infective Endocarditis
Sang Ho Lee , M.D., Taek Yong Ko , M.D., Seong Ho Cho , M.D., Ph.D.
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2019; 52(6): 425-427   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
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.
Extracardiac Conduit Fontan Operation with Reduction Aortoplasty for Left Pulmonary Artery Compression after a Norwood Procedure in a Patient with Double-Inlet Left Ventricle
Jae Won Song, Woong Han Kim, Jae Gun Kwak, and Ji Young Park
Received: July 18, 2017; Revised: October 9, 2017; Accepted: October 10, 2017.
Clinical Results of Arteriovenous Fistulas Constructed Using Autologous Vessels in End-Stage Renal Disease Patients on Hemodialysis
Ki Tae Kim, Jae Wook Ryu, Pil Won Seo, and Kyoung Min Ryu
Received: August 18, 2017; Revised: October 10, 2017; Accepted: October 11, 2017.

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