• 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(6): 367~426
Clinical Researches
Surgical Treatment of Degenerative Mitral Valve Regurgitation in the Elderly: Comparison of Early and Long-Term Outcomes Using Propensity Score Matching Analysis
Joon Seok Lee, M.D., Kyung Hwan Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Jae Woong Choi, M.D., Ho Young Hwang, M.D., Ph.D., and Ki-Bong Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(6): 367-375  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.6.367 PDF Google Scholar Search
Surgical Outcomes of Radiographically Noninvasive Lung Adenocarcinoma according to Surgical Strategy: Wedge Resection, Segmentectomy, and Lobectomy
Keong Jun Ha, M.D., Jae Kwang Yun, M.D., Geun Dong Lee, M.D., Won Chul Cho, M.D., Se Hoon Choi, M.D., Hyeong Ryul Kim, M.D., Yong Hee Kim, M.D., Dong Kwan Kim, M.D., and Seung-Il Park, M.D.
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(6): 376-383  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.6.376 PDF Google Scholar Search
Preoperative Corticosteroid Use and Early Postoperative Bronchial Anastomotic Complications after Lung Transplantation
Ha Eun Kim, M.D., Hyo Chae Paik, M.D., Song Yee Kim, M.D., Moo Suk Park, M.D., and Jin Gu Lee, M.D.
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(6): 384-389  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.6.384 PDF Google Scholar Search
Use of an Optical Scanning Device to Monitor the Progress of Noninvasive Treatments for Chest Wall Deformity: A Pilot Study
Robert E. Kelly Jr., M.D., Robert J. Obermeyer, M.D., M. Ann Kuhn, M.D., Frazier W. Frantz, M.D., Mohammad F. Obeid, Nahom Kidane, and Frederic D. McKenzie
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(6): 390-394  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.6.390 PDF Google Scholar Search
Case Reports
Aortic Root Reimplantation in a Patient Who Underwent an Arterial Switch Operation
Young Kern Kwon, M.D., Seung Ri Kang, M.D., Sung Jun Park, M.D., Wan Kee Kim, M.D., and Joon Bum Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(6): 395-398  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.6.395 PDF Google Scholar Search
A Minimally Invasive Approach for the Treatment of Mid-Aortic Syndrome in Takayasu Arteritis
Keong Jun Ha, M.D., Won Chul Cho, M.D., Wan Kee Kim, M.D., and Joon Bum Kim, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(6): 399-402  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.6.399 PDF Google Scholar Search
Anomalous Origin of the Right Subclavian Artery in a Patient with D-transposition of the Great Arteries
Hyojung Park, M.D., Jinyoung Song, M.D., Ph.D., June Huh, M.D., Ph.D., I-Seok Kang, M.D., Tae-Gook Jun, M.D., Ph.D., and Ji-Hyuk Yang, M.D., Ph.D.
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(6): 403-405  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.6.403 PDF Google Scholar Search
Surgical Repair of Aortocaval Fistula Presenting with Cardiogenic Shock
In Ha Kim, M.D., Ho-Ki Min, M.D., Ji Yong Kim, M.D., Dong-Kie Kim, M.D., Do Kyun Kang, M.D., Hee Jae Jun, M.D., and Youn-Ho Hwang, M.D.
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(6): 406-409  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.6.406 PDF Google Scholar Search
Primary Pulmonary Chordoid Meningioma
So Young Bae, M.D., Hye-seon Kim, M.D., Hyo-Jun Jang, M.D., Won-Sang Chung, M.D., Ph.D., Hyuck Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Young Hak Kim, M.D., Ph.D., Jun Ho Lee, M.D., and Seong Sik Bang, M.D.
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(6): 410-414  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.6.410 PDF Google Scholar Search
Two-stage Surgical Treatment of a Giant Solitary Fibrous Tumor Occupying the Thoracic Cavity
Joon Young Song, M.D., Kyung Hwa Kim, M.D., Ja Hong Kuh, M.D., Tae Youn Kim, M.D., and Jong Hun Kim, M.D.
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(6): 415-418  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.6.415 PDF Google Scholar Search
An Aggressive Large Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma of the Anterior Mediastinum in a Young Woman
Roman Dutta, Harish Pal, Garima Garg, and Sambit Mohanty
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(6): 419-422  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.6.419 PDF Google Scholar Search
How-to-do it
Cuff Technique for Small-Diameter Vascular Grafts in the Systemic Arterial Circulation of the Rat
Sukki Cho, M.D., and In Hag Song, M.D.
Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018; 51(6): 423-426  https://doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2018.51.6.423 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
Evaluation of Complications after Surgical Treatment of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Mohammad Ali Hosseinian, Ali Gharibi Loron, and Yalda Soleimanifard
Received: October 24, 2016; Revised: December 2, 2016; Accepted: December 5, 2016.
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.
Interhospital Transport System for Critically Ill Patients: Mobile Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation without a Ventilator
Hye Ju Yeo, Woo Hyun Cho, Jong Myung Park, and Dohyung Kim
Received: February 2, 2016; Revised: March 21, 2016; Accepted: March 23, 2016.

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