• 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 2018; 51(3): 161~230
Collective of Current Review, Lecture
The Prognostic Significance of Patient-Prosthesis Mismatch after Aortic Valve Replacement
Paolo Nardi, Marco Russo, Guglielmo Saitto, and Giovanni Ruvolo
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(3): 161-166  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.3.161 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Clinical Researches
Heart Transplantation in Patients with Superior Vena Cava to Pulmonary Artery Anastomosis: A Single-Institution Experience
Bo Bae Jeon, Chun Soo Park, and Tae-Jin Yun
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(3): 167-171  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.3.167 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Thrombocytopenia in Moderate- to High-Risk Sutureless Aortic Valve Replacement
Puwadon Thitivaraporn, Sarun Chiramongkol, Dittapol Muntham, Nopporn Pornpatrtanarak, Chanapong Kittayarak, Jule Namchaisiri, Seri Singhatanadgige, Pat Ongcharit, and Vichai Benjacholamas
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(3): 172-179  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.3.172 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
The Influence of Unfavorable Aortoiliac Anatomy on Short-Term Outcomes after Endovascular Aortic Repair
Jae Hang Lee, Jin-Ho Choi, and Eung-Joong Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(3): 180-186  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.3.180 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
The Clinical Implications of Death Domain-Associated Protein (DAXX) Expression
Taek Yong Ko, Jong In Kim, Eok Sung Park, Jeong Min Mun, and Sung Dal Park
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(3): 187-194  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.3.187 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Surgical Options for Malignant Mesothelioma: A Single-Center Experience
Seung Ri Kang, Jin San Bok, Geun Dong Lee, Se Hoon Choi, Hyeong Ryul Kim, Dong Kwan Kim, Seung-Il Park, and Yong-Hee Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(3): 195-201  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.3.195 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Case Reports
Surgical Reconstruction for High-Output Chylothorax Associated with Thrombo-Occlusion of Superior Vena Cava and Left Innominate vein in a Neonate
You Jung Ok, Young-Hwue Kim, and Chun Soo Park
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(3): 202-204  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.3.202 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Life-Threatening Acute on Chronic Pulmonary Thromboembolism Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
Heemoon Lee, Min Soo Kim, Wook Sung Kim, Yong Han Kim, Sung Ho Cho, and Jae Jin Lee
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(3): 205-208  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.3.205 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Open Surgical Repair Using the Femoral Vein for a Mycotic Superior Mesenteric Artery Aneurysm
Min Namkoong, Seok Beom Hong, Hwan Wook Kim, Keon Hyon Jo, and Jang Yong Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(3): 209-212  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.3.209 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Unusual Pseudoaneurysm of the Dorsalis Pedis Artery after an Iatrogenic Injury
Yeiwon Lee, Han Young Ryu, Young Jin Kim, and Gwan Woo Ku
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(3): 213-215  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.3.213 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Right Main Bronchus Rupture Presenting with Pneumoperitoneum
Seok Beom Hong, Ji Yoon Lee, June Lee, Kuk Bin Choi, and Jong Hui Suh
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(3): 216-219  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.3.216 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Surgical Treatment of Primary Pulmonary Myopericytoma
Jeong Min Mun, Jong In Kim, Taek Yong Ko, and Sung Dal Park
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(3): 220-222  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.3.220 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Erdheim-Chester Disease Presenting as an Anterior Mediastinal Tumor without Skeletal Involvement
Kanghoon Lee, Hyeong Ryul Kim, Jin Roh, You Jung Ok, Bo Bae Jeon, and Young Woong Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(3): 223-226  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.3.223 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
How-To-Do It
Tips for Successful Septal Myectomy in Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
Jae Hyun Kim
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(3): 227-230  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.3.227 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
In Vivo Neuroprotective Effect of Histidine-Tryptophan-Ketoglutarate Solution in an Ischemia/Reperfusion Spinal Cord Injury Animal Model
Shin Kwang Kang, Min-Woong Kang, Youn Ju Rhee, Cuk-Seong Kim, Byeong Hwa Jeon, Sung Joon Han, Hyun Jin Cho, Myung Hoon Na, and Jae-Hyeon Yu
Received: October 1, 2015; Revised: November 29, 2015; Accepted: December 1, 2015.
Extracorporeal Life Support in Patients with Hematologic Malignancies: A Single Center Experience
Kuk Bin Choi, Hwan Wook Kim, Keon Hyon Jo, Do Yeon Kim, Hang Jun Choi, and Seok Beom Hong
Received: August 20, 2015; Revised: September 16, 2015; Accepted: September 17, 2015.
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.

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