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Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664473/erratum-outcomes-of-the-multimodal-treatment-of-malignant-pleural-mesiothelioma-the-role-of-surgery
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Bub-Se Na, Ji Seong Kim, Kwanyong Hyun, In Kyu Park, Chang Hyun Kang, Young Tae Kim
[This corrects the article on p. 35 in vol. 51, PMID: 29430427.].
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662818/cervicothoracic-thymic-cyst-an-unusual-presentation
#2
Anjith Prakash Rajakumar, Jai Ganesh, Swaminathan Vaidyanathan, Ravi Agarwal
Cervicothoracic thymic cysts are rare and difficult to diagnose preoperatively. We report a case of a cervicothoracic thymic cyst presenting as a lateral neck mass and mimicking a laryngocele in a 3-year-old boy and its definitive management.
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662817/concomitant-avulsion-injury-of-the-subclavian-vessels-and-the-main-bronchus-caused-by-blunt-trauma
#3
Dongsub Noh, Chan-Kyu Lee, Jung Joo Hwang, Hyun Min Cho
Concomitant rupture of the subclavian vessels and the left main bronchus caused by blunt trauma is a serious condition. Moreover, the diagnosis of a tracheobronchial injury with rupture of the subclavian vessels can be difficult. This report describes the case of a 33-year-old man who suffered from blunt trauma that resulted in the rupture of the left subclavian artery and vein. The patient underwent an operation for vascular control. On postoperative day 3, the left main bronchus was found to be transected on a computed tomography scan and bronchoscopy...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662816/mitral-valve-replacement-with-a-pulmonary-autograft-in-an-infant
#4
Yong Ho Jeong, Tae-Jin Yun
A 76-day-old infant weighing 3.4 kg was referred for surgical intervention for severe mitral valve stenoinsufficiency caused by leaflet fibrosis and calcification. He had experienced a cerebral infarction in the left middle cerebral artery territory, which was deemed attributable to an embolism of a calcified particle from the dysmorphic mitral valve. Because mitral valve replacement using a prosthetic valve was not feasible in this small baby, mitral valve replacement with a pulmonary autograft was performed...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662815/the-treatment-of-left-atrial-appendage-aneurysm-by-a-minimally-invasive-approach
#5
Young Woong Kim, Ho Jin Kim, Min Ho Ju, Jae Won Lee
Left atrial appendage (LAA) aneurysm is a rare, pathologic condition that may lead to atrial tachyarrhythmia or thromboembolic events. A 49-year-old man presented with aggravated palpitation and dizziness. He suffered from refractory atrial fibrillation despite a previous history of radiofrequency catheter ablation. Echocardiography revealed a 57-mm LAA aneurysm. Surgical ablation was performed through a right mini-thoracotomy, and the LAA aneurysm was obliterated with a 50-mm AtriClip (Atricure Inc., Westchester, OH, USA)...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662814/successful-surgical-treatment-of-a-recurrent-esophageal-malignant-gastrointestinal-neuroectodermal-tumor
#6
Seung Hwan Song, Jung Hoon Shin, Hyang Joo Ryu, Dae Joon Kim, Seong Yong Park
Malignant gastrointestinal neuroectodermal tumor (GNET) is a very rare disease entity, especially in the esophagus. The diagnosis of GNET is based on histologic, immunohistochemical, and genetic findings. The choice of treatment is complete resection, and further treatment options can be considered. Herein, we describe a case of successful surgical treatment of a 23-year-old man with recurrent malignant esophageal GNET.
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662813/conjunction-of-a-fungus-ball-and-a-pulmonary-tumourlet-in-a-bronchiectatic-cavity
#7
Serkan Yazgan, Soner Gürsoy, Figen Türk, Zekiye Aydoğdu Dinç
Herein, we describe the case of a 67-year-old female patient who presented with cough and haemoptysis. Chest computed tomography revealed destruction of the left lower lobe and multiple fungus balls in a bronchiectatic cavity. A left lower lobectomy was performed via thoracotomy. Histopathological examination of the lung showed a concomitant aspergilloma and multiple tumourlets in the large bronchiectatic cavity. Pulmonary intracavitary aspergilloma and concomitant tumourlets are quite rare. Our report presents this interesting case that manifested with haemoptysis...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662812/pulmonary-nodular-lymphoid-hyperplasia-in-a-33-year-old-woman
#8
Ji Ye Park, Seong Yong Park, Seokjin Haam, Joonho Jung, Young Wha Koh
Pulmonary nodular lymphoid hyperplasia is a reactive lymphoproliferative disease. It is very rare, which means that many aspects of the disease are unknown or have not been proven. Pulmonary nodular lymphoid hyperplasia can be symptomatic or asymptomatic, progressive or not, and solitary or multiple, and a surgical approach is the current treatment of choice. We present a case of pulmonary nodular lymphoid hyperplasia that was visualized as multiple ground glass opacities on a computed tomography (CT) scan, and observed for 1 year because the patient was pregnant...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662811/management-of-coronary-sinus-ostial-atresia-during-a-staged-operation-of-a-functional-single-ventricle
#9
Seung Ri Kang, Won Kyoun Park, Bo Sang Kwon, Jae Kon Ko, Hyun Woo Goo, Jeong-Jun Park
Coronary sinus ostial atresia (CSOA) with persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC) in the absence of an unroofed coronary sinus is a benign and rare anomaly that may be taken lightly in most instances. However, if overlooked in patients undergoing univentricular heart repair such as bidirectional Glenn or Fontan-type surgery, fatal surgical outcomes may occur due to coronary venous drainage failure. We report a case of CSOA with a persistent LSVC that was managed through coronary sinus rerouting during a total cavopulmonary connection, and provide a review of the literature regarding this rare anomaly...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662810/clinical-results-of-arteriovenous-fistulas-constructed-using-autologous-vessels-in-end-stage-renal-disease-patients-on-hemodialysis
#10
Ki Tae Kim, Jae Wook Ryu, Pil Won Seo, Kyoung Min Ryu
Background: For hemodialysis patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), it is important to construct an efficient vascular access with a superior patency rate. This study investigated the factors influencing the efficiency of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) constructed using an autologous vessel and evaluated the necessity of ultrasonography as a preoperative tool for AVF construction. Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed of 250 patients in whom an AVF was constructed using an autologous vessel due to ESRD at our institution from January 2009 to April 2016...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662809/validation-of-nafamostat-mesilate-as-an-anticoagulant-in-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-large-animal-experiment
#11
Sung Joon Han, Woosik Han, Hee-Jung Song, Cuk-Seong Kim, Seong-Mok Jeong, Min Woong Kang
Background: Unfractionated heparin is commonly used for anticoagulation in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Several studies have shown that nafamostat mesilate (NM) has comparable clinical outcomes to unfractionated heparin. This study compared anticoagulation with NM and heparin in a large-animal model. Methods: Beagle dogs (n=8; weight, 6.5-9 kg) were placed on venovenous ECMO. Blood samples were taken every hour and the following parameters were compared: hemoglobin level, activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), thromboelastography (TEG) data, platelet function, and inflammatory cytokine levels...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662808/critical-illness-related-corticosteroid-insufficiency-in-patients-with-low-cardiac-output-syndrome-after-cardiac-surgery
#12
You Jung Ok, Ju Yong Lim, Sung-Ho Jung
Background: Low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS) after cardiac surgery usually requires inotropes. In this setting, critical illness-related corticosteroid insufficiency (CIRCI) may develop. We aimed to investigate the clinical features of CIRCI in the presence of LCOS and to assess the efficacy of steroid treatment. Methods: We reviewed 28 patients who underwent a rapid adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) test due to the suspicion of CIRCI between February 2010 and September 2014...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662807/mechanical-versus-tissue-aortic-prosthesis-in-sexagenarians-comparison-of-hemodynamic-and-clinical-outcomes
#13
Jongbae Son, Yang Hyun Cho, Dong Seop Jeong, Kiick Sung, Wook Sung Kim, Young Tak Lee, Pyo Won Park
Background: The question of which type of prosthetic aortic valve leads to the best outcomes in patients in their 60s remains controversial. We examined the hemodynamic and clinical outcomes of aortic valve replacement in sexagenarians according to the type of prosthesis. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 270 patients in their 60s who underwent first-time aortic valve replacement from 1995 to 2011. Early and late mortality, major adverse valve-related events, anticoagulation-related events, and hemodynamic outcomes were assessed...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662806/early-clinical-outcomes-of-tricuspid-valve-repair-with-a-tri-ad-annuloplasty-ring-in-comparison-with-the-outcomes-using-an-mc-3-ring
#14
Woohyun Jung, Jae Woong Choi, Ho Young Hwang, Kyung Hwan Kim
Background: We evaluated the early clinical outcomes of tricuspid valve annuloplasty (TAP) with the Tri-Ad annuloplasty ring for functional tricuspid regurgitation (TR). Methods: From January 2015 to March 2017, 36 patients underwent TAP with a Tri-Ad ring for functional TR. To evaluate the early clinical outcomes of TAP with the Tri-Ad ring, we conducted a propensity score-matched analysis comparing the Tri-Ad and MC3 tricuspid annuloplasty rings (n=34 in each group)...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662805/analysis-of-an-internet-community-about-pneumothorax-and-the-importance-of-accurate-information-about-the-disease
#15
Bong Jun Kim, Sungsoo Lee
Background: The huge improvements in the speed of data transmission and the increasing amount of data available as the Internet has expanded have made it easy to obtain information about any disease. Since pneumothorax frequently occurs in young adolescents, patients often search the Internet for information on pneumothorax. Methods: This study analyzed an Internet community for exchanging information on pneumothorax, with an emphasis on the importance of accurate information and doctors' role in providing such information...
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430436/the-world-database-for-pediatric-and-congenital-heart-surgery-use-of-an-international-congenital-database-in-south-korea
#16
James D St Louis, Cheul Lee, Hiromi Kurosawa, Richard A Jonas, Sakamoto Kisaburo, Christo I Tchervenkov, Jeffery P Jacobs, James K Kirklin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430435/esophageal-endoscopic-vacuum-therapy-with-enteral-feeding-using-a-sengstaken-blakemore-tube
#17
So Young Lee, Kun Woo Kim, Jae-Ik Lee, Dong-Kyun Park, Kook-Yang Park, Chul-Hyun Park, Kuk-Hui Son
Early diagnosis followed by primary repair is the best treatment for spontaneous esophageal perforation. However, the appropriate management of esophageal leakage after surgical repair is still controversial. Recently, the successful adaptation of vacuum-assisted closure therapy, which is well established for the treatment of chronic surface wounds, has been demonstrated for esophageal perforation or leakage. Conservative treatment methods require long-term fasting with total parenteral nutrition or enteral feeding through invasive procedures, such as percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy or a feeding jejunostomy...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430434/spontaneous-disappearance-of-a-pericardial-cyst-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Angelo Pio Moffa, Luca Pio Stoppino, Domenico Loizzi, Paola Milillo
Pericardial cysts are rare benign anomalies generally discovered as incidental findings on radiographic images. Rarely, pericardial cysts cause symptoms and may lead to complications. A 56-year-old woman presented to the emergency department for mild chest pain. A cardiovascular and respiratory examination revealed no abnormalities, while a chest X-ray and subsequent thoracic computed tomography (CT) showed a pericardial cyst. The patient refused both percutaneous treatment and thoracic surgery. Three years later, a thoracic CT scan showed that the pericardial cyst had disappeared...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430433/a-life-threatening-bronchogenic-cyst
#19
Sung Joon Han, Hyun Jin Cho, Min-Woong Kang, Jae Hyeon Yu, Myung Hoon Na, Shin Kwang Kang
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. Atrial fibrillation and aggravated dyspnea were observed, and the patient's vital signs were unstable after admission...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430432/hughes-stovin-syndrome-as-an-outcome-of-beh%C3%A3-et-disease-or-as-a-different-entity
#20
Serkan Demirkan, Yıldırım Gültekin
Hughes-Stovin syndrome is a rare disorder of unknown etiology. Although the association between multiple pulmonary artery aneurysms and venous thrombosis of the lower limbs was reported by Beattie and Hall in 1911, it was not until 1962 that the eponym "Hughes-Stovin syndrome" was formally introduced in the medical literature. We describe 2 patients with Hughes-Stovin syndrome who presented with pulmonary artery aneurysm, thrombophlebitis, hemoptysis, and oral ulcers, review the manifestations of the disease, and compare its similarities with and differences from Behçet disease...
February 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
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