• 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 J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019; 52(1): 1~60
Clinical Researches
Timing of Esophagectomy after Neoadjuvant Chemoradiation Therapy Affects the Incidence of Anastomotic Leaks
Simon Roh, M.D., Mark D. Iannettoni, M.D., John Keech, M.D., Evgeny V. Arshava, M.D., Anthony Swatek, M.D., Miriam B. Zimmerman, Ph.D., Ronald J. Weigel, M.D., Ph.D., Kalpaj R. Parekh, M.B.B.S.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019; 52(1): 1-8  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.1.1 PDF Google Scholar Search
Long-Term Results of the Leaflet Extension Technique for Rheumatic Aortic Regurgitation: A 20-Year Follow-up
Yu-jin Kwak, M.D., Hyuk Ahn, M.D., Ph.D., Jae Woong Choi, M.D., Kyung-Hwan Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019; 52(1): 9-15  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.1.9 PDF Google Scholar Search
Graft Strategy for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting in Patients with Severe Left Ventricular Dysfunction
Tae Hee Hong, M.D., You Jin Ha, M.D., Dong Seop Jeong, M.D., Ph.D., Wook Sung Kim, M.D., Young Tak Lee, M.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019; 52(1): 16-24  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.1.16 PDF Google Scholar Search
Extracorporeal Life Support in Adult Patients with Hematologic Malignancies and Acute Circulatory and/or Respiratory Failure
Sungbin Cho, M.D., Won Chul Cho, M.D., Ju Yong Lim, M.D., Pil Je Kang, M.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019; 52(1): 25-31  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.1.25 PDF Google Scholar Search
Case Reports
Staged Repair after Hybrid Palliation for Interrupted Aortic Arch with Systemic Outflow Tract Obstruction
June Lee, M.D., Yong Han Kim, M.D., Cheul Lee, M.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019; 52(1): 32-35  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.1.32 PDF Google Scholar Search
Long-Term Survival after Wide Resection of Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of the Chest Wall
Jin Won Shin, M.D., Yong Jin Chang, M.D., Deog Gon Cho, M.D., Si Young Choi, M.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019; 52(1): 36-39  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.1.36 PDF Google Scholar Search
A Large Epiphrenic Esophageal Diverticulum Communicating with the Left Lower Lobe
Suk Kyung Lim, M.D., Jong Ho Cho, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019; 52(1): 40-43  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.1.40 PDF Google Scholar Search
Chylous Manifestations and Management of Gorham-Stout Syndrome
Sungbin Cho, M.D., Seung Ri Kang, M.D., Beom Hee Lee, M.D., Sehoon Choi, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019; 52(1): 44-46  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.1.44 PDF Google Scholar Search
Thoracic Splenosis after Splenic and Diaphragmatic Injury
You Jin Ha, M.D., Tae Hee Hong, M.D., Yong Soo Choi, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019; 52(1): 47-50  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.1.47 PDF Google Scholar Search
Development of Castleman Disease in the Paravertebral Space Mimicking a Neurogenic Tumor
Yu Jin Kwak, M.D., Samina Park, M.D., Chang Hyun Kang, M.D., Ph.D., Young Tae Kim, M.D., Ph.D., In Kyu Park, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019; 52(1): 51-54  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.1.51 PDF Google Scholar Search
Robotically Assisted Mitral Valve Repair as the Treatment of Choice for Patients with Difficult Anatomies
Marco Russo, M.D., Hamed Ouda, M.D., Martin Andreas, M.D., Ph.D., Maurizio Taramasso, M.D., Ph.D., Stefano Benussi, M.D., Francesco Maisano, M.D., Alberto Weber, M.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019; 52(1): 55-57  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.1.55 PDF Google Scholar Search
Cardiopulmonary Bypass Strategies to Maintain Brain Perfusion during Lung Transplantation in a Patient with Severe Hypercapnia
Bongyeon Sohn, M.D., Samina Park, M.D., Hyun Joo Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Jin Hee Jeong, Sun Mi Choi, M.D., Sang-Min Lee, M.D., Ph.D., Jeong-Hwa Seo, M.D., Ph.D., Young Tae Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2019; 52(1): 58-60  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2019.52.1.58 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
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.
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
Received: September 30, 2016; Revised: December 15, 2016; Accepted: December 21, 2016.
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.

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