• Case Report  05 August 2014

    Dedifferentiated Chondrosarcoma of the Rib Masquerading as a Giant Chest Wall Tumor in a Teenage Girl: An Unusual Presentation

    Chondrosarcoma of the chest wall is a rare primary neoplasm found to occur in elderly men. Patients present with an enlarging, painful, anterior chest wall mass arising from either the vicinity of the costochondral junction or the sternum. Treatment includes wide resection with appropriate chest wall reconstruction. We report an unusual presentation of this uncommon tumor occurring as a huge chest wall mass in a young teenage girl.

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  • Case Report  05 August 2014

    Translocation of the Aortic Arch with Norwood Procedure for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome Variant with Circumflex Retroesophageal Aortic Arch

    Retroesophageal aortic arch, in which the aortic arch crosses the midline behind the esophagus to the contralateral side, is a rare form of vascular anomaly. The complete form may cause symptoms by compressing the esophagus or the trachea and need a surgical intervention. We report a rare case of a hypoplastic left heart syndrome variant with the left retroesophageal circumflex aortic arch in which the left aortic arch, retroesophageal circumflex aorta, and the right descending aorta with the ...

  • Case Report  30 April 2014

    Schwannoma of the Heart

    We present a case of a 55-year-old woman who complained of chest pain at rest. A mass was detected adjacent to her left atrium. The mass was completely excised, and a pathologic examination revealed it to be a schwannoma. Schwannomas are tumors that originate in the nerve sheath and are rarely detected in the heart. Here, we describe a rare case of primary schwannoma of the left atrium. ...

  • Clinical Research  30 April 2014

    Elastofibroma Dorsi: Clinicopathological Analysis of 76 Cases

    Background

    We aimed to investigate the epidemiological, clinical, paraclinical, and treatment aspects of elastofibroma dorsi through a retrospective study of 76 patients who underwent surgery between January 2008 and December 2012 in our department.

    Methods

    Our study is retrospective between January 2008 and December 2012. We admitted 79 patients with a subscapular mass, and only 76 patients had ED. The others (n=2) had high associated risk of anesthesia and were managed ...


Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 225~328
Review
The Right Gastroepiploic Artery Graft for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A 30-Year Experience
Hisayoshi Suma
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 225-231  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.225 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Basic Research
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
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 232-241  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.232 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Clinical Researchs
Twenty-Year Experience of Heart Transplantation: Early and Long-Term Results
Jae-Hong Lee, Sang Yoon Yeom, Ho Young Hwang, Jae-Woong Choi, Hyun-Jai Cho, Hae-Young Lee, Jae-Hak Huh, and Ki-Bong Kim
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 242-249  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.242 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Reoperative Aortic Root Replacement in Patients with Previous Aortic Root or Aortic Valve Procedures
Byung Kwon Chong, Sung-Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, Jae Won Lee, and Joon Bum Kim
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 250-257  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.250 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Long-Term Outcomes of Homografts in the Aortic Valve and Root Position: A 20-Year Experience
Joo Yeon Kim, Joon Bum Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, and Jae Won Lee
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 258-263  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.258 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Long-Term Changes in the Distal Aorta after Aortic Arch Replacement in Acute DeBakey Type I Aortic Dissection
Kwangjo Cho, Jeahwa Jeong, Jongyoon Park, Sungsil Yun, and Jongsu Woo
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 264-272  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.264 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Case Reports
Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Predictors of Survival
Dong Hee Kim, Joon Bum Kim, Sung-Ho Jung, Suk Jung Choo, Cheol Hyun Chung, and Jae Won Lee
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 273-279  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.273 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Clinical Researchs
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
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 280-286  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.280 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Clinical Manifestations of Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum
Soo Jin Park, Ji Ye Park, Joonho Jung, and Seong Yong Park
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 287-291  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.287 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Case Reports
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator Treatment in a Child with Heart Failure and Ventricular Arrhythmia
Hak Ju Kim, Sungkyu Cho, and Woong-Han Kim
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 292-294  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.292 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Aorto-Right Ventricular Tunnel: An Uncommon Problem with a Common Solution
Fotios Mitropoulos, Meletios A. Kanakis, Andrew Chatzis, Maria Kiaffas, Prodromos Azariades, and Aphrodite Tzifa
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 295-297  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.295 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Successful Repair of Type I Endoleak Using the Frozen Elephant Trunk Technique
Seon Hee Kim, Seunghwan Song, Sang-pil Kim, Chung Won Lee, and Joohyung Son
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 298-301  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.298 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Prolonged Air Leakage Caused by Mesenchymal Cystic Hamartoma of the Lung
Young Uk Lee, Jang Hoon Lee, and Jong Hyun Baek
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 302-305  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.302 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Diaphragmatic Hernia after Transhiatal Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer
Dohun Kim, Si-Wook Kim, and Jong-Myeon Hong
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 306-308  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.306 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Acquired Pharyngeal Diverticulum after Anterior Cervical Fusion Operation Misdiagnosed as Typical Zenker Diverticulum
Jong Myung Park, Chang Wan Kim, and Do Hyung Kim
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 309-312  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.309 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Voice Change Due to Paratracheal Air Cysts
Youn Ju Rhee, Sung Joon Han, Yoo Young Chong, Hyun Jin Cho, Shin Kwang Kang, Choong-Sik Lee, and Min-Woong Kang
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 313-316  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.313 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Historical Notes
A Record Book of Open Heart Surgical Cases between 1959 and 1982, Hand-Written by a Cardiac Surgeon
Won-Gon Kim
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 317-320  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.317 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
Medical Student Examination Questions for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery of Almost 60 Years Ago
Won-Gon Kim
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 321-324  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.321 PDF PubMed Central Google Scholar Search
A Thoracic Surgical Case Presented at the First Academic Meeting of the Chosun (Korean) Medical Association Held in 1947
Won-Gon Kim
Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2016; 49(4): 325-328  http://dx.doi.org/10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.325 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.
Outcomes of Nonpledgeted Horizontal Mattress Suture Technique for Mitral Valve Replacement
Gun Jik Kim, Jong Tae Lee, Young Ok Lee, Joon Young Cho, and Tak-Hyuk Oh
Received: August 12, 2014; Revised: September 25, 2014; Accepted: September 30, 2014.
Surgical Treatment for Occlusion of Graft Arteriovenous Fistula in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis
Tae Ook Noh, Sung-Wook Chang, Kyoung Min Ryu, and Jae Wook Ryu
Received: August 20, 2014; Revised: September 18, 2014; Accepted: October 8, 2014.

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